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Mental wellbeing and resilience in NW Queensland - what’s next?

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

A rural and remote mental health disaster and resilience framework and multipurpose community facilities that provide a comfortable and safe environment for people to seek support are two of the recommendations from the North West Flood Recovery and Resilience Summit held at Julia Creek in Queensland.

The Western Queensland Primary Health Network, which hosted the event along with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the National Drought and Flood Agency, recently released the Summit report.

Among the key findings was acknowledgment that recovery had progressed well and that there is a sense that locals are (for the most part) very resilient. It’s also widely acknowledged that this recovery is ongoing, as is the need to support people who are still struggling.

We’re humbled to be recognised, both at the Summit and formally as part of the report’s ‘Key Findings’, for our role in the region. Our work with these recovering communities is tremendously rewarding, and far from over.

You can read the report here.

You can read more about the the Agency’s support for the region’s long term recovery from the 2019 North Queensland Monsoon Trough here.

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