Your wellbeing during and after a flood incident

It is important to look after your wellbeing during and after a flood incident.

Major events can make us feel life is unfair and unsafe. But despite our feelings and problems at the time, most people do cope and recover without long-term problems.

Please see below support and advice on how to look after your wellbeing.

Helping your wellbeing

You should:

  • take each day at a time;
  • do things that make you feel safe and secure;
  • be patient with yourself; it may take weeks or months to feel that you and your life are back to normal;
  • try to re-establish your usual routines, such as going to work or school;
  • spend time with family, friends, and others who may be able to help you through this difficult time;
  • give reassurance to children to help them to feel safe and to talk about their fears and worries;
  • take good care of yourself physically - eat well, exercise regularly, reduce alcohol and recreational drug use and get enough sleep;
  • talk it over when you are ready but do not worry if you get upset or cry while you think or talk about what happened; and
  • take extra care; after a major incident or event, people are more likely to have accidents.

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Page updated: 04/12/2020 Page updated by: Flooding Team

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