CRANAplus received a Commonwealth grant that will enable us to undertake this vital work to provide mental health training for health professionals in bushfire and drought-affected areas.
The objectives of the workshops include:
- Promoting their mental health and wellbeing through education, information, resources and tools.
- Increasing their understanding of secondary traumatization and the importance of self-care.
- Building their capacity to identify, support and refer community members affected by bushfire/drought using a stepped care approach to mental health.
- Building linkages between local health professionals, local Health Districts, PHNs and visiting services to improve social and emotional wellbeing service coordination.
Over the next few months, CRANAplus will be delivering these workshops to health professionals in drought and bushfire affected communities. The workshops will be tailored to meet local needs and also aim to:
- Support the social and emotional wellbeing of health professionals
- Enable health professionals to better support the mental health of community members affected by drought and bushfire
We are inviting health professionals and/or services in drought and bushfire affected communities who are interested in having a workshop in their community to make an enquiry* and a member of the Project Team will be in contact.