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Dedicated Mental Health Advice Line For People Supporting Flood Affected Queenslanders

Dedicated mental health advice line for people supporting flood affected Queenslanders

Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health will provide a free advice line on mental health for people working directly with flood affected Queenslanders showing signs of distress or mental health problems.

 

An initiative of Phoenix Australia, a national centre for excellence in posttraumatic mental health, and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health, the Queensland Floods Practitioner Advice Line on Mental Health is a free service, established to support people working directly with flood affected Queenslanders.

 

Associate Professor Darryl Wade, Head of Policy and Practice of Phoenix Australia said, “We know, from our experience, that disasters like this can affect mental health, resilience and community wellbeing. For the people on the ground, those working directly with flood affected Queenslanders, the Practitioner Advice Line can provide advice on supporting and treating individuals, groups and communities. Importantly, the Practitioner Advice Line is a free service, staffed by a multi-disciplinary team highly experienced in the challenges of trauma and disaster-related mental health issues.”

 

The Queensland Floods Practitioner Advice Line on Mental Health is available to all people working directly with flood affected Queenslanders, including community volunteers, educators and support people, mental health and welfare practitioners, and general practitioners.

 

The service can advise on giving practical support, and treatment and referral options, as well as providing access to information, fact sheets and resources on common reactions to stress and trauma.

 

Contact the Practitioner Advice Line on Mental Health for FREE and confidential advice

Call                  1800 260 618 (Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm AEST)

Email               [email protected]

Online              www.phoenixaustralia.org/advice