Disaster Recovery

9 Sep 2015

The fol­low­ing resources are avail­able for dis­as­ter recovery.

CRANAplus Bush Sup­port Ser­vices Dis­as­ter Flyer.

Aus­tralia has seen a recent spate of fires, floods and cyclones. Those of us work­ing in rur­al and remote areas are par­tic­u­lar­ly vul­ner­a­ble to the impact of such dis­as­ters. As health pro­fes­sion­als we have to cope with not only our own emo­tion­al respons­es to dis­as­ters but also care phys­i­cal­ly and psy­cho­log­i­cal­ly for those in affect­ed communities. 

This pam­phlet out­lines the sorts of psy­cho­log­i­cal respons­es that may occur before, dur­ing and after a dis­as­ter. Being aware of these respons­es can assist in prepar­ing you and your patients psy­cho­log­i­cal­ly for poten­tial­ly trau­mat­ic events. 

Click here for more infor­ma­tion.

Ontrack — Flood and Storm Recovery.

OnTrack Flood and Storm Recov­ery aims to help peo­ple use their strengths to work through prac­ti­cal prob­lems fol­low­ing dis­as­ters. It gives infor­ma­tion to under­stand your reac­tions, guides you towards mak­ing a recov­ery plan and sup­ports you in mov­ing forward. 

The pro­gram recog­nis­es that peo­ple will face dif­fer­ent chal­lenges and every per­son will try to cope in their own way. For many peo­ple, this pro­gram will be enough to help them get back on track. For oth­ers, they may need some more support. 

Click here to vis­it the OnTrack web­site.

Oth­er Use­ful Links.

Cyclone Do’s and Don’ts

Psy­cho­log­i­cal First Aid