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Disaster Mental Health Response Handbook


This document is a thorough handbook created by New South Wales Health in Australia pertaining to mental health in disaster situations. It provides sections on different mental health reactions, the needs of special populations, response to disasters, and the roles of workers in situations involving mental health.

Primary Toolkit:

PPHR Toolkit

Keyword Area:

All-Hazards, Mental Health, Project Public Health Ready, Vulnerable Populations


Institutional Author:

New South Wales Health





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