The 2013 Warwick floods.
The 2013 Warwick floods. Contributed

Talk time to help folk cope with disasters

THERE are four informal two hour discussion/workshops to be held within our region to address the short and long term impact a disaster has on us personally.

So now the mud has settled, you may be reflecting on how you or your neighbours are coping. These sessions are offered free to flood or disaster affected people and those within the community associated with them. They are sponsored by the Southern Downs Regional Council

Venues are:

1. Massie Hall Thursday August 22, 10am start

2. Wallangarra Blue Hall Monday August 26, 6.30pm start

3. Warwick, Kings City Church Hall, cnr Horsman Rd (western end) and Gertrude St, Wednesday August 28, 6pm start

4. Killarney Senior Citizens Hall Thursday September 5, 6pm start. Come half hour early for a Cuppa Food will also be provided

We will address the process our body automatically goes through following a traumatic event, both short and long term, (whether that be the loss of a job or business, a divorce, a death, a natural disaster such as floods/fire, or a total change of circumstances etc.) Knowing this process may improve our coping skills so that in the long term we can come out the other end healthier and/or more at peace.

The discussion will center around emotional, psychological and physical trauma / post traumatic stress / self-help strategies / gender differences of coping and a look at depression and suicide issues

Presented by Lynn Stuart Bach of Social Science Major Human Services, Family; JP(Qual); Marriage Celebrant

RSVP please, with name and contact details, at least one week before the one you choose to attend (for catering purposes). Lynn ph. 4666 3799 or email

Brian or Amanda ph. 4661 9894 or email

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