Disasters and Mental Health Support

After a disaster, it’s common to feel stress and grief. This can include a range of thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Every year, Australian communities face the devastating effects of disasters such as bushfires, floods, storms, drought, other extreme weather events, pandemics, community violence and other major incidents.

These can have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of communities, the economy, local infrastructure and the environment.

In general, people are resilient and most people will recover over time with the right support; however, some people might need extra support to help get life back on track.

This site provides access to mental health information to assist with supporting people and communities at risk of, or affected by, disasters. It aims to ensure services and communities are well prepared and understand how to access mental health supports quickly.

Disasters and mental health support for community members
Disasters and mental health support for service providers
Disasters and mental health resources for the community and service providers