Friday 28th January, 2011 Duration of the briefing: 2 Hours (from 12:00pm to 2:00pm)
Bardon Conference Venue, 390 Simpsons Rd, Bardon, Queensland
This briefing on the Flood disaster response was targetted for Queensland psychologists and other interested professionals. The briefing was presented by members of the APS Disaster Preparedness and Response Reference Group, Queensland Health, and other experts in disaster response and psychological recovery. Many members had been in contact with the APS over the two weeks prior to the briefing, wanting to know how they might support people affected by the floods. While the majority of people recover without a need for professional mental health services, there is still likely to be considerable need in the coming weeks, months, and even years, for psychological and community support for many people.
This briefing was an opportunity to hear from psychologists and community and government organisations involved with disaster preparedness, response and recovery, on how to provide the best psychological support following a disaster of this scale. Whilst thehere may be other local briefings at a later date, this Online Presentation of the briefing will permit psychologists and other interested professionals to benefit from the briefing held in late January 2011.
Other useful resources are available on the APS website:
APS members and interested professionals.
For more information regarding this Online Presentation of the briefing please contact the APS Events Team. For more information about the APS Disaster Response please contact The APS Public Interest Team.
Both Teams can be contacted at the National Office +61 3 8662 3300
Please note that to view this video & slide presentation on an iPad or iPhone is not possible at this time. Please check back shortly as a video only version will be available soon.
APS Brisbane Branch Committee and University of Queensland
Executive Director, Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Directorate, Queensland Health
Chair, APS Disaster Preparedness and Response Reference Group and Central Queensland University, Rockhampton
National Manager Emergency Services, Australian Red Cross
Scientia Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales and world expert in psychological reactions after disasters