Thanks to clients and friends who’ve contacted me regarding the disaster in Christchurch. Fortunately my family are in Wellington and have avoided the quake.
However, as a kiwi, we are all only one or two degrees separated from someone in the thick of it. Fortunately those close to me living in the quake zone have survived and are now assessing how to proceed with their lives.
Watching distressing vision of a disaster on television can be disturbing even if you don’t know anyone directly impacted. Take care of yourself and keep an eye on young children who may be exposed to these images.
Sometimes viewing a disaster can trigger old traumatic experiences. This article written in response to the Black Saturday bushfires may be useful.
For those wanting to donate money to help the people of Christchurch recover, Australian Red Cross has set up a fund or you can donate online to the New Zealand government official Christchurch earthquake appeal