Cards for Calamity

The tool to guide you through life after disaster.
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In practical and profound ways, Cards for Calamity help see you through life after disaster. The cards give you tips and wisdom from others who have been there before. They support you to make life-changing decisions in the wake of disaster.

These cards are for you if you:

  • want an amazing gift for someone struck by disaster
  • find yourself working in a disaster zone and want to understand the disaster recovery journey
  • are an organisation that wants to support your disaster-impacted staff and communities.

To come out of a disaster the best you can, it helps to have an 'expert in a box.' Cards for Calamity are based on cognitive science and decades of disaster experience.

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Why Cards for Calamity?

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“I have to say the Cards for Calamity are incredible. The advice is spot-on and of tremendous value to anyone who has just come through a disaster. The cards can be used continually as an aid throughout the long disaster recovery.”

Doug Ahlers – Senior Fellow, Program on Crisis Leadership, Harvard University
A quick and easy ‘how to’ guide for using the Cards for Calamity.

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A quick and easy ‘how to’ guide for using the Cards for Calamity.


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Create your wellbeing and resilience plan in 3 easy steps

Step 1: Open and Divide

The cards come in a pack of 100. Once opened they can easily be divided into 6 coloured sections. Each of these sections is designed to help you know what to focus on to get you through challenging times:

1. Connect

Mobilise and get the best support from your support network when you need it most.

2. Tips for Turbulence

Tips, tricks and tales from people around the world to help steer you through rough times.

3. Prototype Your Body

Small experiments to help you work out how best to support your body to perform and stay well, even under pressure.

4. Damn Good Decisions

When the pressure is on that we need our decision-making powers to be at their best. Making poor decisions only adds to our load and our stress levels. These cards provide a range of questions that you can use to test key decisions.

5. The Cool Down

These cards help guide you when you risk coming undone under pressure. It is during the calm that you are best placed to reflect on your tendencies and work out your strategies before high emotion and stress hit.

6. Your Next Move

A range of ways to use the cards both by yourself, in teams and at home.

Step 2:
Choose your favourite cards

Choose your favourite cards from each section. Which cards will be most useful for you or your team when you are under pressure? Which cards resonate or jump out to you?

Step 3:
Build a wellbeing and resilience plan

Your chosen cards will form a wellbeing and resilience plan so you and your team are prepared when things get tough

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Download your plan template

Create your plan for wellbeing, resilience and performance.


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Grab your Doing Well activity guide

So many ways to use the Doing Well deck as an individual, team or organisation.

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Cards for Calamity Facilitator Guide

An activity guide for using the Cards for Calamity in communities after disaster.

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Wellbeing Snack Videos

A set of impactful videos featuring science, stories and practical strategies that make supporting the wellbeing of your teams easy.

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