Flood Recovery Support for Victorian Primary Producers
In Spring and early Summer 2022, high rainfall, storms and floods caused significant losses to the Victorian agricultural sector. Adverse impacts resulted in production losses of almost $1 billion across 40 local government areas in a range of horticultural, grazing and broad-acre cropping industries, and $840 million in asset losses.
In response to these events, the National Centre for Farmer Health provided flood recovery support to Victorian farmers in multiple ways:
Flood Recovery – Farmer Perspectives Video
In the months following the floods, the National Centre for Farmer Health’s Lyall Grey, spoke to more than 50 farmers, health professionals and industry advisors across Victoria about the impact the unusual season had on their health and wellbeing.
Dr Rob Gordon – video
Disaster Recovery expert, Clinical Psychologist, Dr Rob Gordon talks about how different rural communities and individual farmers respond to the immediate and ongoing stress and high workload caused by widespread flooding.
Helping your clients out of the mud – webinar
Service providers and trusted agricultural advisors play a really important role in assisting farmers through the flood recovery journey. This webinar enables them to recognise and respond to farmer stress, refer them to appropriate assistance and reflect on their own mental health.
Campfire Podcast Episode 20: Thinking through the flood recovery journey
Now streaming on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and below. This Campfire podcast episode features speaker Dr Lauren Stracey, from Rural Aid.
Campfire Podcast Episode 22: Lets Talk – How to check in on a mate
This Campfire podcast episode features Abbi Power and John Parkinson from Let’s Talk Australia.
Campfire Podcast Episode 21: Supporting farm kids through flood recovery
This Campfire podcast episode features speaker psychologist Jane Nursey, from Phoenix Australia.
AgVic Talk: After the flood – Stories of farmer recovery and resilience
To develop this new podcast season, Agriculture Victoria flood recovery team joined with the NCFH and the #BuildingFarmSpirit team to approach farmers and community members to talk about their flood experiences, and how they’re recovering.
Victorian farmers tell their flood recovery stories
The Building Farm Spirit team attended many community and industry events during the flood recovery period.
More than 50 farmers, farm workers, health professionals, industry representatives and agricultural advisors across Victoria. They shared with us their perspectives on what they have learned about
Flood Recovery Support Resources
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