Lifeline's community recovery support workers are on the ground in flood-impacted areas of South-East Queensland, providing essential emotional and psychological support to anyone who needs it.
These significant events can create huge emotional impacts. Our minds can pile up with many feelings, and they can begin to weigh us down.
That's why applying some 'psychological first aid' is vitally important, as it can begin the healing process. We can also make a plan, together, for ongoing emotional support and provide you with additional resources and information.
Where you can find us
Find your closest Community Recovery Hub on the Queensland government website.
Providing a confidential, compassionate, listening ear
Community Recovery workers are trained specialists who work with local authorities to provide a coordinated response to help communities cope and recover from disaster events. By being onsite with impacted communities, they are accessible to provide psychological first-aid and a confidential, compassionate listening ear, to anyone who needs it.
Psychological first-aid provides people with an opportunity to deal with the emotional impacts a natural disaster can create.
The stress and anxiety people experience during and after a natural disaster can be overwhelming.
Having early access to emotional wellbeing support, enables people to talk through their experiences, to process their emotions so they can begin the healing process. Without early intervention, the ongoing stress felt from an event can create longer-lasting implications on a person's wellbeing.