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
- 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.