Mode of delivery:

Self-paced online

Training level:

GPs, Mental health practitioners, Non-mental health practitioners


90 mins



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Course summary

A practical guide providing mental health knowledge, skills and strategies for GPs working with disaster-affected individuals.

Why do this course?

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.

Who should do this course?

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.

Course content

  • Recognising the impacts of disaster
  • Mental health after a disaster
  • The role of the GP after a disaster
  • Strategies for working with disaster-impacted individuals
  • Quick skills to assist with healthy habits and coping


“Good basic information presented clearly and simply. I think it is a great overview and guide for GPs".

Course Reviewer

Course developers

“We’re Australia’s National Centre of Excellence in Posttraumatic Mental Health, the internationally recognised experts in trauma-related mental health and wellbeing.“
Phoenix Australia