The Disaster Mental Health Hub is an online source of information, resources and training for professionals who support individuals and communities experiencing the mental health impacts of disasters.
The information is presented according to the three phases of disaster response: preparation (before), response (during and immediately after), and recovery (medium and longer term).
Feel free to download the following two brief introductory videos and share them with your networks.
This one-hour webinar showcases the information, resources and training available on the Hub. A panel of disaster mental health experts discuss evidence-based strategies for supporting recovery after disaster.
With Andrew Coghlan, Head of Emergency Services, Australian Red Cross; Professor Lisa Gibbs, University of Melbourne; A/Professor Simon Rosenbaum, UNSW; A/Professor Leanne Humphreys, Director of Training and Workforce Development, Phoenix Australia; Jane Nursey, Director, Clinical Services, Phoenix Australia; Alexandra Howard, Director of Disasters and Public Health Emergencies, Phoenix Australia
The downloads below will help you to spread the news about the Hub with your community.
Download the media release here.
To share the Hub on your social media channels, download any of the tiles below.
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Do you work with individuals or communities impacted by disaster? The Disaster Mental Health Hub can help build your knowledge and skills https://www.phoenixaustralia.org/disaster-hub/.
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New website will improve mental health recovery after disasters.
Disasters can be very stressful for those directly impacted, as well as those involved in disaster management efforts. Mental health consequences can be experienced in the short and longer term, and health practitioners need to be prepared.
Developed by Phoenix Australia in collaboration with Primary Health Networks and other key partners, the newly launched Disaster Mental Health Hub website provides access to free disaster mental health information, resources such as tip sheets and videos, and online training programs.
The Disaster Mental Health Hub has a wealth of information, resources and training to help mental health professionals support individuals, families and communities during the three phases of disaster response: preparation (before), response (during and immediately after), and recovery (medium and longer term).
“General Practioners and other health practitioners play an integral role in helping individuals and communities to recover in the aftermath of disasters. The Disaster Mental Health Hub will be a vital resource for them to find the evidence-informed and practical information they need to help communities get back on their feet.”
-The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health.
Find out more: phoenixaustralia.org/disaster-hub/
Download one of the poster options below. You can print or send via email.
This Disaster Mental Health Hub is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Disaster Response – Improving Mental Health Outcomes and Promoting Recovery from Trauma Program.
The Australian Department of Health, supports mental health digital information via the Head to Health website.
The following state and regional Primary Health Networks (PHNs) assisted Phoenix Australia in this production.