• Knowledge:exploring the psychosocial impact of emergencies and trauma.
  • We have explored how people who experience a traumatic event are likely to be affected psychosocially.
  • The majority of people who are exposed to a traumatic event are likely to recover psychosocially without professional intervention. In the case of the pandemic, some will have been exposed to more trauma than others, for example health or care workers or those who have been bereaved.
  • You can enable people to recover more quickly, foster resilience and reduce risk of ongoing problems if you meet their basic needs and help them take control of their lives as soon as possible following a disaster. However, for people who have had a previous mental illness or have ongoing symptoms, you should advise them to seek medical advice in the following weeks to ensure they are not affected by the incident.


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