Red Cross has joined with national youth broadcaster triple j to develop a recovery playlist of new music and expert advice to help people who have experienced trauma.
The playlist includes:
- Music from 13 artists from triple j Unearthed – APES, Atluk, City Riots, The Falls, ILUKA, Patrick James, L-Fresh the Lion, Jeremy Neale, Rainy Day Women, Redspencer, Phebe Starr, Tigertown and Tyler Touché.
- Recovery messages from triple j’s breakfast presenters Tom Ballard 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 mindfulness and meditation from Dr Craig Hassed of Monash University, on taking care of yourpets from the RSPCA and on the importance of the environment with Landcare.
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.