CRANAplus received a Com­mon­wealth grant that will enable us to under­take this vital work to pro­vide men­tal health train­ing for health pro­fes­sion­als in bush­fire and drought-affect­ed areas. 

The objec­tives of the work­shops include:

  • Pro­mot­ing their men­tal health and well­be­ing through edu­ca­tion, infor­ma­tion, resources and tools. 
  • Increas­ing their under­stand­ing of sec­ondary trauma­ti­za­tion and the impor­tance of self-care. 
  • Build­ing their capac­i­ty to iden­ti­fy, sup­port and refer com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers affect­ed by bushfire/​drought using a stepped care approach to men­tal health. 
  • Build­ing link­ages between local health pro­fes­sion­als, local Health Dis­tricts, PHNs and vis­it­ing ser­vices to improve social and emo­tion­al well­be­ing ser­vice coordination. 

Over the next few months, CRANAplus will be deliv­er­ing these work­shops to health pro­fes­sion­als in drought and bush­fire affect­ed com­mu­ni­ties. The work­shops will be tai­lored to meet local needs and also aim to:

  • Sup­port the social and emo­tion­al well­be­ing of health professionals
  • Enable health pro­fes­sion­als to bet­ter sup­port the men­tal health of com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers affect­ed by drought and bushfire

We are invit­ing health pro­fes­sion­als and/​or ser­vices in drought and bush­fire affect­ed com­mu­ni­ties who are inter­est­ed in hav­ing a work­shop in their com­mu­ni­ty to please con­tact our project team using the Project Sum­ma­ry link below.

Pro­gram Sum­ma­ry and Con­tact Details