Floods and cyclones mental health resources
Flooding and other extreme wet weather events, such as cyclones, can cause emotional distress among thousands of people who are impacted directly or indirectly. While for most people the distress will only last a few days or weeks, some will go on to develop mental health issues. Learning more about the impacts of trauma and skills to help manage distress can help with recovery.
We have developed a range of resources informed by best practice to support health practitioners, first responders and community members after these disasters.
Please note: Phoenix Australia does not provide direct clinical care. If you are in an emergency, call 000, Lifeline 13 11 14, Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467, or Kids Helpline 1800 551 800.
Resources for health practitioners
The following customised tip sheets were developed for practitioners and other helpers working with flood-impacted people.
- Practitioner Tips for providing practical and emotional support
- Practitioner Tip Sheet for Children and Adolescents after a disaster
- Practitioner Self-care Tip Sheet after a disaster
Resources for other impacted groups
- Coping with anxiety as disaster season approaches
- Three steps to emotionally prepare for the disaster season
- Parent Tip Sheet for supporting children and teenagers
- Teacher Tip Sheet for supporting students after a disaster
- Manager Tip Sheet for supporting staff after a disaster