R U OK? Supporting your colleagues and community

Friday 6 Mar 2020

Many forestry professionals, forest growers and forest workers around Australia have been impacted by the recent bushfire crisis. As we continue with recovery and try to return to business as usual, we may come across colleagues and members of our broader community who are struggling to process or cope with the aftermath of fire.

If you would like more insights into how you can support your colleagues and community, we invite you to participate in the following webinar:

Webinar: The Fire Fallout: R U OK?

Psychological first aid: How to support your colleagues and community.

Date: Thursday 19 March 2020, Time: 12:30 – 1.20 pm, Location: Your computer.

This webinar is designed to provide resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of forestry colleagues and the broader community following the devastating bush fires. The webinar will offer advice on how to identify those who are not coping and then deliver practical tools and strategies to help you help others. Some of our colleagues will need professional support to recover from this very difficult fire season and this webinar will provide resources and information on where to get help as well as advise on how to encourage colleagues to seek additional help.

Speaker: Stuart Stuart, Ambulance Victoria.
Stuart has been involved in Emergency Management for 25 years and has completed a Masters in Emergency Management. As an accredited mental health Social Worker, Stuart has counselled trauma affected individuals and communities for many years, particular Transport Accident patients and Victims of Crime. Stuart is qualified in de briefing, de fusion and de mobilization in Australia and the USA through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Stuart has been a volunteer with the CFA since 1986 and has recently commenced work with Ambulance Victoria.

Listen live or listen later
If you are unable to listen to the webinar live, everyone who registers for the webinar will be provided a link to the webinar recording so you can listen later.

Registration for this webinar is complimentary to all working in forestry in Australia. To register, click here.

Source: Institute of Foresters of Australia

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