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After the emergency podcast

Red Cross has joined with national youth broadcaster triple j, Smiling Mind and recovery experts to develop a podcast of new music and advice to help people who have experienced trauma.

You can subscribe to the podcast and get listeining on iTunes (iOS and desktop) and Stitcher (Android, web and iOS).

The podcast includes:

  • Songs from 10 artists from triple j Unearthed – The Kite String Tangle, Tzay Maidza, Robbie Miller, Olympia, Cosmo's Midnight, Ashleigh Mannix, KLP, Simone & Girlfunkle, Colour Bomb and The Complimentary Headsets.
  • Recovery messages from triple j’s breakfast presenters Matt Okine and Alex Dyson and a discussion from Dr Karl Kruszelnicki on how your mind responds to a disaster.
  • Expert advice on maintaining relationships from Lyndal Power of Relationships Australia, on sleep from adolescent psychotherapist Bronwyn Tarrant, on diet and exercise from Dr Peter Lewis, on taking care of your pets from the RSPCA and on the importance of the environment with Landcare.
  • Mindfulness meditation from Smiling Mind.

mp3 players

Been affected by an emergency? We have the After the Emergency podcast pre-loaed onto free mp3 players available for young people affected by emergencies. We welcome orders from individuals as well as organisations working with young people. Please email us for further information or to order:

About the project

After the 2009 Victorian bushfires, we noticed there wasn't much information or support readily available to teenagers and young adults. We spoke to young people about what you want and need during these times, and came up with a simple resource that's got important information about trauma and how to cope with the stress of an emergency, but it's also useful in everyday life.

The information in these resources was developed by Red Cross and Bronwyn Tarrant. Bronwyn is an adolescent psychotherapist based in Melbourne and a member of the Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network.

We would like to thank everyone involved in the project for their time, expertise and generous support.