Mental health and disaster risk


While much discussion revolves around the physical effects of disasters, mental health can also be harmed after a calamity. These resources explore the effects of disasters on mental health and good practices for reducing negative impacts.

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In the past two years alone, Australians have lived through bushfires, floods, cyclones, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Conversation Media Group, the
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In this study the authors investigate the role of psychological factors and social processes in shaping protective behavior in response to wildfire smoke.
Climate Risk Management (Elsevier)
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This article introduces a range of indicators from psychological risk research.
Journal of Flood Risk Management (Wiley)
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This study aims to confirm whether there was an association between sea visibility and coastal proximity and mental health.
Scientific Reports (Nature)
When disaster strikes, people’s lives are changed in unexpected ways. Natural disasters cause individuals to suffer in ways for which they are often unprepared.
Psychology Today

This publication assesses the current evidence for the impact of climate change on mental health and emotional wellbeing. Climate change is negatively affecting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of people around the world. The literature shows

Imperial College London Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment