Human and Social Recovery Group

Human and social recovery relates to the emotional, social, physical and psychological health and well-being of individuals, families and communities following a disaster. The Human and Social Recovery Group aims to address:

  • access to timely information
  • assistance to reconnect with families, friends and community networks
  • enabling people to manage their own recovery through access to information and a range of services and/or practical assistance, including financial assistance for those individuals and households who are most vulnerable and do not have the means to finance their own recovery.
  • access to emotional, psychological and mental health support at individual, family and community levels (psychosocial support), and
  • assistance to maintain a sense of equilibrium in life and move forward into a changed reality.

Lead Agency 

Department of Communities, Housing and the Digital Economy

The Human and Social Recovery Group is chaired by the Director-General of the Department of Communities, Housing and the Digital Economy.


  • Department of Energy and Public Works
  • Queensland Health (Health system and clinical access, Public Health, Mental Health)
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
  • Queensland Reconstruction Authority
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Office of the Inspector-General Emergency Management
  • Local Government Association of Queensland
  • Department of Human Services
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Uniting Care Community
  • St Vincent de Paul Society
  • Salvation Army
  • Queensland Council of Social Science
  • Ethnic Communities Council Queensland
  • Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority
  • Department of Education
  • Orange Sky Australia
  • Foodbank Queensland
  • Good Shepherd Microfinance