Bushfire resources for interdisciplinary practitioners

22 January 2020  Connect

Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) is concerned about the bushfires devastating communities around Australia. 

Mental health practitioners play a critical role in our communities, particularly during challenging times.

With this mind, we have listed a collection of useful resources about bushfire recovery for the mental health and related health sector professionals.

MHPN champions collaborative care and interdisciplinary practice among mental health professionals through our two programs.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to find out more about our programs or if you would like to recommend a resource.

RESOURCES

Working with bushfire survivors

Supporting emergency services personnel

Supporting children and young people

MHPN Network Meetings

Upcoming

•             Adelaide Hills MHPN is meeting on 14 February 2020 for 'Bushfire response: where to from now? A facilitated discussion'.

•             Central Adelaide Youth MHPN is meeting on 21 March 2020 about 'Fires, resilience and coping: Community trauma and children psychosocial first aid'.

.•             Warwick MHPN in QLD, south of Toowoomba (generalist focus), is meeting in March 2020 on 'Reflections on our contribution to disaster relief'.

•             Wollongong MHPN (generalist focus) is meeting in February 2020 on 'Resilience: How Nature & Nurture Shape Us – Psychiatry Prof. Nagesh Pai presenting on resilience in the wake of the bushfires'.

•             North East Valley MHPN in VIC (trauma and mental health focussed) is meeting in February 2020 on 'Disaster relief and mental health'.

•             Outer West/Blue Mountains (IFS treatment-focussed), meeting Feb 2020 on 'IFS treatment after the bushfires'.

For details, please contact us on 1800 209 031 or contactus@mhpn.org.au.

Previous

Bairnsdale in VIC (generalist focus) met to discuss ’On the Frontline in Emergencies: a planned, coordinated and considered response to our current crisis and the ongoing repercussion’.

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