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Working with the effects of disaster and trauma

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

Mode of delivery:

Self-paced online


90 mins



Training level:

Mental health practitioners, Non-mental health practitioners, GPs

Working with the effects of disaster and trauma
Self-paced online
90 mins

For Organisations
Contact us to discuss online group rates for your organisation, or tailored face-to-face training for this course
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Level 3, 161 Barry Street

Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9035 5599

Fax: +61 3 9035 5455