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Natural disasters

Find out how to be prepared for when natural disaster strikes.

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Bushfires and your health

Bushfires bring with them health risks as well as risks to life, land and property. Find out how to prepare for a bushfire, including taking into account the health needs both of yourself and those you care for.

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Floods and cyclones

We've compiled a list of some of the common health risks and hazards that can occur during floods and cyclones.

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Dust storms

A dust storm can reduce the quality of the air that we breathe, so people – especially those with a respiratory condition – need to take precautions. Learn how to protect your health in a dust storm here.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Someone with PTSD experiences long-term fear, anxiety and memories of trauma that interfere with their ability to function.

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Causes of PTSD

The risk of experiencing PTSD can be increased by a complex mixture of factors such as childhood trauma and a history of mental illness.

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Soldier on with good nutrition

This Veterans' Health Week 2018 (Sep 22-30), discover why eating well is vital for ex-servicemen and women, and how to find new resources and events.

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Queensland rural and remote health services

Queensland's rural and remote regions make careful planning and preparation essential to help you meet the challenge of accessing health services.

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Victoria rural and remote health services

Regional and rural Victoria's health services are important to all in the state. Knowing where they are will give you confidence when you need help.

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Social workers

Social workers provide counselling, information and referral to other services in crisis situations. Here's what to do if you need a social worker.

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