When a flood happens in a community, it can be highly distressing for many people but there is a lot that family, friends, volunteers and community members can do to help those affected. This information sheet will outline some useful skills that will help with disaster recovery.
The tough times from the recent Hawkesbury & Western Sydney floods are just the beginning. As the water subsides, the clean up will begin. The extent of loss is yet to be truly experienced, with the coming weeks and months emotionally draining on many locals. As the media and waters go, the impact can be forgotten. This is a time of increased risk for mental health to decline.
Overwhelm, isolation, grief and exhaustion will appear. Please reach out to us if you, or someone close to you needs support at this time of crisis.