Helping communities plan for preparedness

RAMHP Worker Steve Carrigg was among a number of presenters at the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses' Annual Conference held in Coffs Harbour on Friday 22nd November. Steve spoke to 70 delegates about ways rural communities can prepare for traumatic events in his presentation titled 'Planning for Preparedness'.

 Steve discussed the types of trauma that affect a whole community, and what can be done to enhance the resilience of rural communities and better prepare them for the mental health consequences of disasters, either natural or man-made.

Other presenters at the conference included Deputy Commissioner Bradley Foxlewin and Professor Mike Hazleton.

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Matthew Morgan, Mike Hazleton, Bradley Foxlewin and Steve Carrigg at the ACMHN Annual Conference in Coffs Harbour.