A practical guide providing mental health knowledge, skills and strategies for GPs working with disaster-affected individuals.
Disasters can be natural, human-made or complex. Typically they result in widespread personal, material, financial and environmental impacts, and can leave individuals experiencing mental health impacts. This course provides a quick reminder about the common mental health impacts of disaster and offers a range of simple but effective strategies for working with disaster-affected individuals.
This course is designed primarily for General Practitioners as a practical guide to supporting patients both in the immediate aftermath of a disaster and during the months to follow. Although designed with the needs of General Practitioners in mind, it will none-the-less be useful for a wide range of health practitioners.