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.

 

Resources for other impacted groups

 

Other Phoenix Australia trauma mental health resources