Support for trauma and grief

Published on 07 November 2014

Following the recent tragic events in Wedderburn we have taken this opportunity to provide some information that may assist the Community to respond in the coming weeks and months.

Victoria Police, Loddon Shire Council and Inglewood & District Health Service are committed to working together to provide the community with support in the wake of the incident.

Attached are a number of fact sheets that may assist people dealing with the trauma of this incident.  These documents are also available from the Loddon Shire Offices, Wedderburn Community House and the Wedderburn Police Station. 

These documents will provide initial information on how trauma can affect individuals, families and the broader community.

We encourage everyone to take a couple of moments of reflection on your own health and wellbeing, and also those around you.  Support is available not only in response to this incident, but for every person who may be suffering hardship within our communities.

Wedderburn is an extremely strong community who will no doubt bounce back and rally around those affected.  This community spirit is one that is evident in all areas within the Loddon Shire.

For more information contact the Loddon Shire Council’s emergency recovery team on 5494 1200.  They will provide initial advice about where to seek further assistance.  

Wedderburn Police can also be contacted on 5494 3300 and Inglewood and District Health Service can be contacted on 5431 7000.