Community Info: Be Gentle with Yourself

BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF for full story please see attached.

Three years on from the 2009 bushfires and its aftermath some people are saying that it is finished business and that people should move on.

For some this may be true, but for others, it wont be.

Getting some help to make sense of what is happening is the first step to becoming available to our partners and families again, to move from being angry to a better place, and to start liking ourselves a bit more. When to take the first step is up to you itll be the right time whenever you are ready.

Getting help can start with a phone call. To make it easier, someone can then come to see you. There are skilled and experienced people at hand to assist.

For assistance, call EACH Social and Community Health on (03) 9871 1800 to arrange a time and place that suits you.
Alternatively, call the Bushfire Community Support Helpline on 1800 050 400.

Please take a moment to forward this on to your family, friends, and neighbours. You might be very surprised to find that even some of those closest to you are hurting much more than you would ever realise. Maybe they will receive this more than once but Im sure we all agree that is better than not at all.


Jodie Bowker

EACH Bushfire Recovery Coordinator

(Regional Counselling, Youth and Family Services, Services Development, Health Promotion)

Project Manager Bushfire Bereaved Program

EACH Bushfire Liaison Officer

EACH – Social and Community Health

46 Warrandyte Rd, Ringwood Victoria 3134

Mobile: 0447 336 852

Main Reception: (03) 9871 1800

Direct Line: (03) 9871 1890


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About Julian Carroll

Principal of Black Star Angus Regional Chair SAMRC Central Vic
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