Bushfires, Social Connectedness and Mental Health
Grant number: LP100200164 | Funding period: 2016 - 2016
The 2009 Victorian bushfires caused much loss of life, property destruction, and community disturbance. It is important for Promoting Better Health and Strengthening the Social and Economic Fabric that an accurate understanding is achieved of the factors that contribute to optimal recovery from natural disasters. This project will survey people affected by the fires over 5 years to both profile adaptation after the fires and to identify the individual and community processes that influence outcome. This project being undertaken in partnership by academic, disaster management, health and community organisations will provide crucial information for shaping policy for disaster management in the..View full description
Related publications (8)
The dynamic course of psychological outcomes following the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires.
Richard A Bryant, Lisa Gibbs, H Colin Gallagher, Phillipa Pattison, Dean Lusher, Colin MacDougall, Louise Harms, Karen Block, Greg Ireton, John Richardson, David Forbes, Robyn Molyneaux, Meaghan O'Donnell
OBJECTIVES: To profile the long-term mental health outcomes of those affected by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires and to document..
Anger Dimensions and Mental Health Following a Disaster: Distribution and Implications After a Major Bushfire
Sean Cowlishaw, Olivia Metcalf, Tracey Varker, Caleb Stone, Robyn Molyneaux, Lisa Gibbs, Karen Block, Louise Harms, Colin MacDougall, Colin H Gallagher, Richard Bryant, Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Connie Kellett, Meaghan O'Donnell, David Forbes
Anger is an important dimension of affect and a prominent feature of posttraumatic mental health, but it is commonly overlooked in..
Longitudinal study of changing psychological outcomes following the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires
Richard A Bryant, Lisa Gibbs, Hugh Colin Gallagher, Phillipa Pattison, Dean Lusher, Colin MacDougall, Louise Harms, Karen Block, Vikki Sinnott, Greg Ireton, John Richardson, David Forbes