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
OBJECTIVES: To map the changing prevalence and predictors of psychological outcomes in affected communities 5 years following the ..
Distress and satisfaction with research participation: Impact on retention in longitudinal disaster research
Lisa Gibbs, Robyn Molyneaux, Sonia Whiteley, Karen Block, Louise Harms, Richard A Bryant, David Forbes, H Colin Gallagher, Colin MacDougall, Greg Ireton
Previous studies of the impact of post-trauma research participation indicate that while the research experience may be emotional,..
Dyadic Effects of Attachment on Mental Health: Couples in a Postdisaster Context
H Colin Gallagher, Dean Lusher, Lisa Gibbs, Philippa Pattison, David Forbes, Karen Block, Louise Harms, Colin MacDougall, Connie Kellett, Greg Ireton, Richard A Bryant
Research on mental health following disasters has led to the identification of many individual protective and risk factors for pos..
Mental Health and Social Networks After Disaster
Richard A Bryant, H Colin Gallagher, Lisa Gibbs, Philippa Pattison, Colin MacDougall, Louise Harms, Karen Block, Elyse Baker, Vikki Sinnott, Greg Ireton, John Richardson, David Forbes, Dean Lusher
OBJECTIVE: Although disasters are a major cause of mental health problems and typically affect large numbers of people and communi..
Separation and reunification in disasters The importance of understanding the psychosocial consequences
John F Richardson, Elyse Baker, Hugh Colin Gallagher, Lisa Gibbs, Karen Block, Dean Lusher, Connie Kellett, Colin MacDougall, Louise Harms, Marita Smith
Bringing together 26 case studies from six continents, this volume provides a unique resource which discusses, in considerable dep..
Mental Health Following Separation in a Disaster: The Role of Attachment
H Colin Gallagher, John Richardson, David Forbes, Louise Harms, Lisa Gibbs, Nathan Alkemade, Colin MacDougall, Elizabeth Waters, Karen Block, Dean Lusher, Elyse Baker, Richard A Bryant
Short-term separation from close family members during a disaster is a highly salient event for those involved. Yet, its subsequen..