OzHelp encourages a wellbeing focus after a tough start to 2020
National suicide prevention organisation OzHelp is encouraging the community to consider the delayed mental health effects of traumatic events, especially following such a tough start to 2020.
While there is evidence to suggest that for many people, challenge and hardship can be overcome with community support, strong connections and self-care, that is not to say that there won’t be stress or worry along the way.
As a community, we must remember that some individuals may take time to recover or face long-lasting mental health issues as a result of events such as bush fires, prolonged drought, and devastating floods.
OzHelp has provided a resource to highlight what you might expect to see or experience after a natural disaster.
You can download the fact sheet here.
If you or someone you know needs support or advice, the following national agencies are available:
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Lifeline Bushfire Recovery – 13 HELP
Mensline – 1300 789 978
Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800
Beyondblue – 1300 22 4636
OzHelp – 1300 OZHELP
OzHelp was established in 2001, as a national not-for-profit organisation. OzHelp delivers a range of programs and services to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people in the community and is currently working on a program for the transport industry.
This article was provided by OzHelp.