Disaster Mental Health

  • Timely mental health care is urgently needed

    In a recently article with Lancet Psychiatry, mental health professionals from China, Hong Kong and Australia reflected on some practical strategies for timely mental health care for the 2019 novel coronavirous outbreak.   Read the full article here:... Read more

  • Disaster Mental Health: From Challenges to Opportunities

    Asia Australia Mental Health has partnered with China’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation to co-host the "Disaster Mental Health: From Challenges to Opportunities” forum and training program from 29-31 October 2013 in Beijing. Disaster mental health stakeholders from around the... Read more

  • Supporting disaster mental health responses in the Solomon Islands

    On 6th February 2013, an 8.0 earthquake occurred close to Santa Cruz Island, Temotu Province in the Solomon Islands, generating a tsunami.  The National Disaster Council reported 10 fatalities and 15 injured, with 588 houses destroyed and 478 damaged.  Approximately 4,500 people, or 37% of the... Read more

  • Launching the Protecting Children in Disasters project: Cambodia

    Natural and man-made disasters can have a devastating effect on people's mental as well as physical health, and no more so than in Cambodia. AAMH’s Protecting Children in Disasters program developed in China recognises that children are often the most vulnerable population group affected following a... Read more