Following the success of the Bushfire Forum – Our Community Supporting Recovery held in February 2020 at Beechworth, our wonderful speakers came together again on June 21 to deliver a follow up session. 

Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, the session was delivered interactively online. The session built upon previous discussions, with a focus upon maintaining ongoing communication between the community and government, ensuring that we continue to build capacity and support our local community leaders and their efforts.  

SESSION FOCUS
The session gave focus to four key elements:
• Update from Bushfire Recovery Victoria
• Update from a Federal level
• Practical advice and information from leading experts in resilience and wellbeing
• Practical how-to session using Cards for Calamity

SESSION SPEAKERS & RESOURCES
Lee Meizis, CEO of Bushfire Recovery Victoria – see Lee’s presentation here
Dr Helen Haines MP, Member for Indi 
Jolie Wills who has worked in disaster recovery around the world and led the recovery team during the Christchurch Earthquakes – see Jolie’s presentation around community recovery conversations here; or click here to view the Cards for Calamity Facilitator’s Guide
Paul Ryan, Director of the Australian Resilience Centre – see Paul’s presentation on community resilience here

For further information on available resources and support, you can also visit www.apmha.com.au/bushfires

Deloitte have also developed a resource to help you identify what financial support may be available for you individually, or as an organisation – visit the tool here

 

 

INITIAL EVENT – BEECHWORTH, SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY

Leadership at a grassroots level is crucial to the recovery of communities and livelihoods affected by the devastating 2020 Summer bushfires.

Community leaders came together in Beechworth on Sunday, 23 February 2020 to apply their expertise, skills and ideas to the challenges and opportunities that the recovery will bring. Join our discussion about community-led approaches we can take together to enhance the social, economic and environmental recovery of our communities.

OUR SPEAKERS

Ken Lay AO, APM, Chair of  Bushfire Recovery Victoria

Dr Helen Haines MP, Member for Indi 

Hon Pat McNamara, Chair of the  Victorian Bushfire Appeal Advisory Panel


OUR TRAINERS

Jolie Wills who has worked in disaster recovery around the world and led the recovery team during the Christchurch Earthquakes

Dr Rob Gordon, a psychologist involved in the 2009 Black Saturday recovery process

Community recovery expert Anne Leadbeater

Malcolm Hackett from the Strathewen Community Bushfire Recovery Committee

Jill Hanlon, Social Works

Clinical and Professional Supervision and Training

E: jill@jillhanlon-socialworks.com.au

W: www.jillhanlon-socialworks.com.au


DONATE TO NORTH EAST VICTORIA’S APPEAL FUND
For the past ten years, Into Our Hands Community Foundation has been working across North East Victoria to provide bushfire relief and recovery funds.


 

 

Click here to view the Bushfire Recovery Forum PowerPoint Presentation from (PDF) or and/or view the videos from the day below.