On behalf of the board I wish to thank all those members who have approached us offering to help families and first responders following the shootings in Christchurch. Members of the board have made contact with the Ministry of Health, Red Cross and Canterbury DHB to let them know of our willingness to offer effective interventions for people suffering from acute stress symptomatology following this event. We are also in contact with EMDR HAP and others within the international EMDR community who have offered us support and guidance as needed.
It is not yet clear what our contribution might be, but the board is actively working with appropriate agencies and we will advise you if we are asked to help in any way. We know all of NZ has been shocked and saddened at these events but to those members in Christchurch you are all very much in our thoughts.
The NZ Psychological Society have a number of resources that you may find helpful. These can be accessed by using the link below:
Best wishes to you all