Resilience and recovery: bushfires and COVID-19 (S3 Ep1)

A global pandemic and devastating bushfires – these major events are going to affect people's lives and wellbeing for a long time. Their ramifications are forcing people to deal with uncertainty, stress and loss. On this episode of Talking Teaching: Professor Lindsay Oades, Director of the Centre for Positive Psychology at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, tells us how we can find resilience in a pandemic – and we meet the Principal of Clifton Creek Primary School, Sue Paul, who’s rebuilding her school and community after it was destroyed by bushfire.

Presenters: Genevieve Costigan and Joe Sullivan

Guest speakers:

  • Professor Lindsay Oades, Director, Centre for Positive Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • Sue Paul, Principal, Clifton Creek Primary School

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At Clifton Creek Primary School

Principal Sue Paul, Clifton Creek Primary School

Sue Paul, Principal, Clifton Creek Primary School

Clifton Creek Primary School

Clifton Creek Primary School

Burnt trees outside Clifton Creek Primary School

Burnt trees outside Clifton Creek Primary School