I know many of our staff and students will be affected, directly or indirectly, by the bushfires raging across Australia. It’s hard to grasp the devastating impact for communities, families, individuals and businesses as well as animals and the environment. At the same time, in the face of this trauma are stories of remarkable bravery, generosity and resilience.
I know SoEd staff and program teams have already begun to think about how we might best offer support. As our staff start to return from leave later in the month we will put together a plan. In the meantime if you wish to make an immediate contribution you can do so via the Red Cross website or through the Bushfire Disaster Appeal.
I remind all staff of the Employee Assistance Program available on 1300 360 364.
Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the fires and those who are providing support. Take care and stay safe.