How do we respond to the psychological impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle?

My heart goes out to those all over NZ coming to terms with flooding events recently. Just heart-wrenching. Even with my 35+ years of experience, even I wonder what is to be done. This interview I did with RNZ last Friday might help orient you

I’ve also been thinking about the experience of Canterbury and those who worked closely alongside affected communities, not just in the short term, but in the medium to long term too. This will be similar, if not even bigger, with enormous implications and flow on impacts. With that in mind, I’m thinking about developing a resource in trauma-informed communication and response for those working alongside these affected communities and people. Ppl like journalists, camera operators, reporters, emergency response workers, construction folks…

I’m wondering if that would be useful? Drop me your thoughts. Thanks. 

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