Free webinars: Psychological recovery after natural disasters

Published on 20 February 2023

Many people are experiencing uncertainty, stress, anxiety, worry, fear and grief as a result of Cyclone Gabrielle and other recent extreme weather events.

To help you take care of yourself and your family, veterinary team and community during these challenging times, we are running two free webinars with Clinical Psychologist Rajna Bogdanovic.

Rajna specialises in first responder mental health and disaster recovery and is a member of the Disaster Response Network in Australia. During the sessions, Rajna will share psychological skills and tools to help recovery and promote psychological resilience for the future.

Webinar 1

Date: Wednesday 22 February 2023
Time: 5–5.30pm

Meeting ID: 836 5542 4811
Passcode: 933359

You'll learn: 

  • ​​​tools to help you get through this period and beyond
  • how natural disasters affect the brain and nervous system
  • common signs and symptoms experienced by individuals, veterinary teams and communities.

Webinar 2

Date: Friday 24 February 2023
Time: 6:30–7pm

Meeting ID: 846 3010 1214
Passcode: 025740

You'll learn:

  • ​​​tools to help you get through this period and beyond
  • the impact of natural disasters on wellbeing and recovery
  • how to address changes in yourself, colleagues or loved ones.

These webinars are open to members and non-members, and both webinars will be recorded and available for later viewing.

Rajna will be available after each session to answer any questions you might have. We are extremely grateful to Rajna and the team at First Response Health for their generosity in supporting our veterinary community at this difficult time.