Flood – recovering together after a natural disaster
Cyclone – recovering together after a natural disaster
Drought – recovering together after a natural disaster
Earthquake – recovering together after a natural disaster
Tsunami – recovering together after a natural disaster
Recovering together after a natural disaster in pregnancy and early parenthood
Recovering together after a natural disaster with babies and young children
– Lifeline (24 hrs) 13 11 14
– 13 Health 13 432 584
– beyondblue info line 1300 224 636
– Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
– Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc. (07) 3216 0376 (outside Brisbane) 1800 017 676
– Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Helpline (24 hrs) 1800 882 436
– Mensline Australia (24 hrs) 1300 789 978
– Parent Line (8am – 10pm daily) 1300 301 300
– Kids Helpline (24 hrs) 1800 551 800
For Early Childhood Education and Care Professionals
The Birdie’s Tree Early Childhood Curriculum helps young children cope with severe weather and natural disasters. The whole-of-centre approach builds children’s resilience by increasing their emotional literacy and strengthening their sense of social connection. Where children have been affected by a natural disaster, the curriculum aids recovery by helping children work through their experiences, and the ‘big feelings’ such events can cause. The curriculum also includes elements to educator to take care of their own emotional wellbeing through stressful events.
The curriculum is available through a package of centre-wide training, resources and support.
About Birdie’s Tree
Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging.
Birdie’s Tree has been designed to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of babies and young children, their parents and families, in relation to severe weather events and other natural disasters. The resources are helpful in the ‘preparedness’ phase (before a natural disaster happens), during the ‘response’ phase (while an event is happening) and in the ‘recovery’ phase (after an event has occurred).
Birdie’s Tree has been developed by the Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (QCPIMH), Queensland’s statewide hub of expertise in the mental health and emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents, babies and young children. QCPIMH is a Queensland Government service hosted by Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service.