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Supporting the Supporters

A practical guide to supporting those who support communities through disaster recovery.


Why support those in disaster recovery?

The reality of working in disasters

12 principles of support

The Impetus

This research was inspired by the dedicated people of Canterbury who are working, in a variety of ways, to support their communities in long-term recovery after the Canterbury earthquakes.

Details of the Study

This research has been made possible thanks to a Winston Churchill Fellowship, support from New Zealand Red Cross and the generous contribution of knowledge and insights of those who participated.

Useful Resources

A list of resources for those who play a role in disaster recovery.

Author Details

Jolie Wills has set about helping thousands of people and organizations around the world. Whether you’re looking for disaster recovery training or advisory services

made possible by:                     Winston Churchill Fellowship               New Zealand Red Cross