Breadcrumbs

Recovery information for service providers in metropolitan South Australia


Low - Visit this page to find help for people experiencing a normal stress and grief response who may benefit from short-term support to help get things back on track.

Visit this page to find help for people experiencing a normal stress and grief response who may benefit from short-term support to help get things back on track.  Some examples:

  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling more withdrawn
  • Irritability
  • Feeling guilty about not being prepared
  • Feeling anxious, difficulty concentrating, feeling ‘jumpy’
  • Feelings of grief and loss
  • Loneliness and isolation from others.

  

Moderate - Visit this page to find help for people with significant (non-crisis) mental health concerns who may need medium to longer-term support

Visit this page to find help for people with significant (non-crisis) mental health concerns who may need medium to longer-term support. Some examples:

  • Thoughts of self-harm, suicide
  • Feeling distress and anxiety most of the time
  • Pre-existing mental health condition has worsened
  • Depression, panic attacks, anxiety, substance abuse
  • Difficulty doing normal daily activities, loss of hope for the future
  • Dizziness, sweating, nausea
  • Persistent sleep disturbance.

 


Visit this page to find help for people with severe, longer term mental health concerns or those who need immediate support. Some examples:

  • Thoughts of self-harm, suicide
  • Self-harming
  • Expressing feelings of hopelessness
  • Pre-existing mental health condition has worsened
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, complicated grief, panic attacks, anxiety, substance abuse
  • Significant mental health concerns that are not resolving
  • Significant difficulty doing normal daily activities (self-care, managing at home/ work/ study, caring for others, engaging in the community).

These are just a few examples of signs you can look out for in yourself and others.

It is common for people to experience a range of different responses to a disaster. Some signs that a person may need support are obvious and some signs are less obvious. Signs might be verbal, emotional, cognitive, physical or behavioural.

Read more about common responses following a disaster.

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