Julian Burtons Burstrust

Annual Report 2012/13 . Black Saturday Bushfire Program

P1000861

Black Saturday Bushfire Psychology Program

Alfred Hospital, Victoria

With thanks to a grant from the Victorian Government through the Victorian Bushfire Authority Fund, we have supported the Alfred Hospital to appoint a senior Psychologist to support those people living with a burn injury as a result of the Black Saturday Bushfires that devastated lives and property in 2009. The project has provided one-on-one counselling support as well as forming a basis for major disaster planning for future natural disasters for the hospital. A vehicle, provided to us by Holden Ltd, enables the psychologist to visit burn survivors affected by the Black Saturday Bushfires and their families in their homes to provide critical support and counselling.

Program partners

Victorian Government, Holden Ltd