Hundreds of thousands of Australian children have been affected by bushfires. Experiencing a disaster of this nature can have a harrowing long-term impact on a child’s emotional wellbeing.
Save the Children is running Child Friendly Spaces, providing children with a safe place to socialise, play and simply be children again.
In the longer-term, Save will focus on supporting children’s emotional recovery. This is likely to include helping children process and express their emotions, deal with issues they are facing and develop coping mechanisms for the future.