New resource to support wellbeing after a natural disaster

Posted 26th March 2024

In recent times in Australia, natural disaster events including bushfires, floods and severe weather events such as cyclones and droughts, have been occurring more frequently. The impacts of natural disasters are wide-ranging and can affect livelihoods, wellbeing, health, access to healthcare, our social structures, and access to and availability of social supports. These losses or disruptions can cause feelings of distress for some people, with distress identified as a factor that can increase risk of suicide. Preservation of these factors can support wellbeing and reduce risk of suicide.1

A new resource, ‘Support for individuals and communities following natural disaster‘ is now available on the Life in Mind portal. The resource, developed by Everymind, provides a practical guide for individuals to support their wellbeing, and the wellbeing of others after experiencing natural disasters.

View the resource and other helpful disaster-related information.



Reifels, Krysinska and Andriessen. Suicide prevention during disasters and public health emergencies: a systematic review. 12. Frontiers in Public Health, 2024. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2024.1338099

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