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29 Nov

Working through tough times

Article excerpt provided by SuperFriend Major events like relationship break-ups or the…

Article excerpt provided by SuperFriend

Major events like relationship break-ups or the death of a loved one can be life-changing. However, if an entire community goes through a challenging period, such as the droughts and bushfires we’re currently seeing, we need to work together as a community to lighten the load for each other.

Shared experience provides the opportunity for communities to come together in a way they may not do so otherwise. It is this connectedness that benefits our community and there are ways we can all encourage this connection, as a protective layer against the feeling of helplessness and despair.

If someone is doing it really tough – ask how you can help Experiences that aren’t within our control often leave people feeling powerless. Something that can help a friend, neighbour or member of your community to restore some sense of control in their life is to ask their permission for anything that you do. This will also allow them to direct you to the most effective way you could provide support. The act of giving support to someone else is also one of the proven ways to improve your own wellbeing.

Give yourself permission to feel how you feel

Feelings of loss and sadness – even if they are not your own – can challenge us personally, as it is natural to share the pain of others. These feelings are completely normal at any time, and even more so during difficult circumstances. Your experience will be as unique as you are and there is no right or wrong way to go through trying times. Give yourself permission to feel how you feel and remind yourself that it will get easier.

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Disaster Location Disaster Type Date Declared Further Details
Toowoomba Regional Fire 12 December, 2019
Gold Coast City Fire 11 December, 2019
Gold Coast City Drought 11 December, 2019
Lockyer Valley Regional Drought 11 December, 2019
Logan City Drought 11 December, 2019
Ipswich City Drought 11 December, 2019
Redland City Drought 11 December, 2019
Moreton Bay Regional Drought 11 December, 2019
Sunshine Coast Regional Drought 11 December, 2019
Noosa Shire Drought 11 December, 2019
Gympie Regional Drought 11 December, 2019
Fraser Coast Regional Drought 11 December, 2019
North Burnett Regional Drought 11 December, 2019
Sunshine Coast Regional Fire 11 December, 2019
Aurukun Shire Cyclone 11 December, 2019
Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Cyclone 11 December, 2019
Mareeba Shire Cyclone 11 December, 2019
Livingstone Shire Fire 22 November, 2019
Noosa Shire Fire 22 November, 2019
Somerset Regional Fire 22 November, 2019
Scenic Rim Regional Fire 9 September, 2019
Aurukun Shire Fire 9 September, 2019
Southern Downs Regional Fire 9 September, 2019
Bundaberg Regional Drought 13 June, 2019
Central Highlands Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Part of the Central Highlands Regional Council and Woorabinda Aboriginal Council north of the Capricorn… Expand
Western Downs Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Scenic Rim Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Toowoomba Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Ipswich City Drought 21 May, 2019
Aurukun Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
McKinlay Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Richmond Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Flinders Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Flinders Shire north of the Flinders Highway has been revoked. Expand
Winton Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Whitsunday Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Livingstone Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Rockhampton Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Gladstone Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Gooniwindi Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Blackall Tambo Regional Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Boulia Shire Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Cook Shire Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Diamantina Shire Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Longreach Regional Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Charters Towers Regional Flood 21 May, 2019
Croydon Shire Flood 21 May, 2019
Etheridge Shire Flood 21 May, 2019
Flinders Shire Flood 21 May, 2019
Southern Downs Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Whitsunday Regional Flood 27 February, 2019
Burke Shire Flood 13 February, 2019
Carpentaria Shire Flood 13 February, 2019
Winton Shire Flood 8 February, 2019
McKinlay Shire Flood 7 February, 2019
Richmond Shire Flood 7 February, 2019
Cloncurry Shire Flood 7 February, 2019
Cook Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Burdekin Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Douglas Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Townsville City Flood 4 February, 2019
Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Hinchinbrook Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Mackay Regional Fire 30 November, 2018
Livingstone Shire Fire 30 November, 2018
Rockhampton Regional Fire 30 November, 2018
Gladstone Regional Fire 30 November, 2018
North Burnett Regional Flood 24 October, 2017
Bundaberg Regional Flood 24 October, 2017
Balonne Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Banana Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
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Barcaldine Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
Barcoo Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Blackall Tambo Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
Boulia Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Bulloo Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Charters Towers Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
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Cherbourg Aboriginal Drought 1 January, 2016
Diamantina Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Flinders Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Isaac Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
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Lockyer Valley Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
Longreach Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
Maranoa Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
Murweh Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Paroo Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Quilpie Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Somerset Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
South Burnett Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
Toowoomba Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
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