Our Shire is hosting two free evenings for all residents of our storm-affected communities to gather for a meal and to hear guest speaker, psychologist Dr Rob Gordon, share his insights into the practical and emotional responses after such emergency events. It's a great opportunity to check in on each other and also enjoy a meal with fellow community members.
Food will be available from 6pm. Dr Gordon will speak at 6.30pm for about an hour. We expect to wrap up around 8.30pm. Dr Gordon will be available to talk with you if you are interested. Please register using the links below:
Wednesday 22 June 2022 from 6pm – 8.30pm at Doug Lindsay Recreation Reserve – register now.
Thursday 23 June 2022, from 6pm – 8.30pm at Lyonville Hall, Brenmer Avenue, Lyonville – register now.
Dr Gordon is a clinical psychologist and a consultant for the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, Education and Training, Bushfire Recovery Victoria and Red Cross Emergency Services. For more than 30 years, he has worked with people and communities after traumatic events including the Ash Wednesday (1983), Black Saturday (2009) and Black Summer (2020) bushfires, Cyclones Larry and Yasi, and the 2011 floods in Victoria and Queensland. He conducts a psychotherapy practice in Box Hill Victoria.
Watch his talk in Trentham about recovering from traumatic events.