Disasters and their impact upon mental well-being – Part 2

In the hours, days and weeks ahead you may come across instances where people are worried, anxious, frightened, or just uncertain about their experiences and futures. Some will have experienced damage to their property which means that they cannot live where they normally live. Others may have experienced injury – whether to themselves, or their loved ones. And this injury could be physical or non-physical, visible or non-visible. What we know from the research is that most people will be ok, especially if they have their usual resources to draw upon – especially their social networks and experience with coping with adversity successfully before in their lives. Others will need more support.

Dr Sarb Johal’s blog on psychosocial support activities – http://eqnzsupport.wordpress.com 
(Also includes videos prepared by Dr Sarb Johal that explain concepts of psychosocial support.)

For more information visit: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/departments/school-of-psychology…

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.

Related Resources

Video
02 Mar 2015
 Learn CPR, visit: http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class The American Red Cross and Howcast have teamed up to teach you how to perform the potentially life-saving hands-only CPR technique.
Tags: Video
Video
20 Nov 2014
The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement believes communities need and deserve to have information that affects their future, both before and after a disaster. As in everyday life, communities make decisions based on the best possible information availabl...
Tags: Video, Communication As Aid
Video
16 Jun 2015
Excellent video, in Japanese with English subtitles, on the effects of powerful Tsunami and how we can best prepare for them. The video also highlights a lot of myths and mistruths about Tsunami behaviour that must be weeded out if lives are to be sa...
Tags: Video, Tsunami