Community health and wellbeing - $24.535 million

Funding will assist disaster-affected communities, including individuals, families and first responders with mental health services and emotional wellbeing support for those impacted by the recent flooding events.

The program will include:

  • Mental health services to employ, equip and support mental health clinicians to undertake clinical and community outreach work into affected communities and to work with local stakeholders to improve early identification and referral pathways into mental health services for those who require mental health services.
  • Community health and wellbeing services to deliver wellbeing support workshops to community members and community services workers across affected districts.

The initiative will be made available in the LGAs activated for DRFA measures following the South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding event and may extend to those impacted by the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth and Southern Queensland Flooding events.

Support will be prioritised to the hardest hit areas, particularly where Personal Hardship Assistance Support (PHAS) grants was provided.

Status

This program is being implemented by the administering agencies with programs starting to roll out between August and October 2022. 

Administering agencies

  • Queensland Health
  • Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (DCHDE)

Funding

$24.35 million jointly funded (50:50) by the Queensland and Australian Governments under Category C of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).