Across our beautiful country, communities are impacted each year by extreme weather events such as flooding, hailstorms and cyclones. While these weather conditions often build quickly, community recovery can take many months. Subsequent storm seasons and the anniversary of extreme weather events can be key milestones in the emotional journey of affected communities. 

This factsheet explains why anniversaries can be important times to acknowledge, how children and young people may react to stormy weather or seasonal triggers and how to support children and young people through these times.