A recap for post-disaster mental health and wellbeing support

New resources supporting individuals and organisations engaged in disaster recovery, including local governments, have been published by Phoenix Australia.

The resources are the outcome of the Recovery Capitals (ReCap) project, which aims to support wellbeing after disasters by providing evidence-based resources for those engaged in recovery.

Designed to support strengths-based, holistic and inclusive recovery approaches, the resources identify seven areas of recovery – natural, social, financial, cultural, political, built and human – and emphasise the interconnectedness between these ‘recovery capitals’.

ReCap is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne, New Zealand’s Massey University, Australian Red Cross, and other researchers, government and non-government agencies and organisations from across Australia and NZ.

Limited hard copies of the Guide to Disaster Recovery Capitals and the Indigenous Peoples and Recovery Capitals resource are available.

To request hard copies, please contact Phoebe Quinn (phoebeq@unimelb.edu.au) by Friday, September 3.