Project update – May 2017

19 May 2017

To write or not to write… that is the question.

In the last month I have been in contact with four people living in different cities who have said that they would like to participate in the research, and have tried to write their letter, but are finding it just too hard.

If that sound like you, I’d love to hear from you!

There are two research questions that I’m trying to answer in this project. The first one is the biggie – what do people who have experienced a disaster think is helpful and unhelpful when they’re recovering. But there’s a second one too – how do people find the experience of writing the letter to themselves (thanks so much to everyone who has completed the survey after they have sent in their letter – it’s really helpful!).

The reason that we’re trying to find out what people think about the letter writing experience is that it’s a really unusual way to ask people to participate in research. If writing a letter to yourself is the thing that’s stopping you from participating, that’s important to know.

If you’re interested in participating, but are finding the letter writing process to hard, drop me a line at so we can work something out. I want this to be as stress free as possible for anyone who has something they’d like to say about disaster recovery.