Bushfire Trauma Preparation and Recovery – Enabling Health Care Workers

An interactive webinar to discuss learnings from past fire seasons and what works in supporting workforce wellbeing.

Phoenix Australia will present some of the long-term learnings from the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, lead a discussion about emerging health issues following the 2019-2020 bushfires and discuss best practice ways to help your workforce and communities psychologically prepare for the coming season.

Learn about Phoenix Australia’s brief trauma-related training to GPs and their practice staff, as well as the Black Dog Institute’s Bush Fire Support Service.

Join a panel of trauma experts from Phoenix Australia and the Black Dog Institute as they discuss:

  • What do the 2009 research findings tell us about impacts and recovery?
  • How does this help you prepare now?
  • Learn about best practice strategies to support yourself, your staff, and your community
  • Hear from a GP from a fire-impacted region about their experience and learnings
  • Learn about the training available to GPs and practice staff through Phoenix Australia and Black Dog Institute

Who should attend

This free one-hour webinar is suited to leaders of health care services, particularly GP practices, in bushfire-affected areas of Australia.


  • Nicole Sadler, Head Policy and Practice, Phoenix Australia
  • Jane Nursey, Director of Clinical Services, Phoenix Australia
  • Alexandra Howard, Director of Disasters and Public Health Emergencies, Phoenix Australia
  • Associate Professor Samuel Harvey, Chief Psychiatrist, Black Dog Institute



Venue: Webinar

Date/Time: Part day | Tue 8 Dec 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (1hr) AEDT

Event Organiser: Phoenix Australia

Phone: (03) 9035 5599