Supporting mental health recovery in the community after a disaster
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This booklet is to help support mental health recovery in the community after a disaster & provide tips
Depending on the type of the disaster, there may be some extra services set up to help the affected communities.
The Emergency Relief Functional Support Group (ERFSG) may open relief centres near the area/s that have been affected by the disaster. Relief centres have a number of different services that provide help with short-term shelter, information and personal support services such as food and temporary accommodation. The Emergency Relief Functional Support Group also reaches out to the community through home visits and phone calls.
Depending on the type and impact of the disaster, SA Health may engage Red Cross to provide Psychological First Aid and pathways to support for affected communities. It aims to support natural recovery for those affected by: