Earthquake Recovery Support

Rob Gordon – Rob Gordon is an Australian doctor whose advice has helped many people cope with disasters. Check out the following links for further information.

Excerpts from Understanding the Stresses of Recovery, a talk given in Christchurch in March 2013. A DVD containing the full talk, tips for recovery and stress busting tips is available from the Red Cross.

Dr Rob’s Top Six Tips for Recovery

Earthquake Support Co-ordinators –  funded by the Government to help people with their insurance/EQC claims, including understanding their engineering reports etc. Ring 0800 777 846 and ask to be transferred to an Earthquake Support Coordinator

Psychological Support – There is a lot of support in place to help people with the psychological aspects of the quake and seeing that people get the right type of support. Phone 0800 777 846 (8am to 11pm seven days per week)

Earthquake Crisis Phone Counselling – for those directly impacted by the Christchurch earthquake.  A phone counselling appointment can be arranged by phoning 0800 299 100 between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Leave your name and phone number, and then a professional experienced in trauma and grief support will call you back within two hours of your initial call.

Earthquake Crisis Phone Counselling – Skylight offers phone counselling for those directly impacted by the Christchurch earthquakes. Telephone 0800 299 100 between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Leave your name and phone number, and then a professional experienced in trauma and grief support will call you back within 1-2 hours of your initial call.

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