May 30, 2020

S1E1 Caring for Carers: Catastrophic Events - when the pressure is on and what to do afterwards

S1E1 Caring for Carers: Catastrophic Events - when the pressure is on and what to do afterwards

Catastrophic events are all too frequent - flood and fire all take their toll on wildlife and wildlife carers are always there to pick up the pieces. So how do we best recover and look after ourselves, and our animals, after we've been on the front line of a traumatic wildlife rescue emergency?
We hear from:
Jessi Jean Drew Smythe, WIRES volunteer and bat carer, studying environmental biology at the University of Technology in Sydney.
Lyne Page, TAFE senior counsellor, volunteer field psychologist with Red Cross, and a member of the disaster response network with the Australian Psychological Society

Further information:
Two Green Threads – advice and mental health support for wildlife carers

Wildlife Heroes - for carers, from the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife.

Please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 if this conversation has brought up strong feelings and you are having trouble coping.

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