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Brisbane floods Free Group Art Therapy

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Brisbane floods Free Group Art Therapy

Time & Location

18 jun 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 GMT+10

Ashgrove, 2 Findlay St, Ashgrove QLD 4060, Australia

About the event


Supporting our community

Group Gestalt Art therapy, once per month meeting, during three months.

Meeting days and times to be announced, depending on the number of participants.

Venue: Ashgrove 2 Findlay St. Brisbane

Participants must be registered


While most people who are involved in disasters recover with the support of their families, friends and colleagues, the effects on some people’s health, relationships and welfare can be extensive and sustained. 

Flooding can pose substantial social and mental health problems that may continue over extended periods of time. Flooding can challenge the psychosocial resilience of the hardiest of people who are affected.

Gestalt Art Therapy centre, based in ASHGROVE wants to offer their support to the community offering FREE Group Art Therapy Sessions at the centre for neighbors affected by the recent flooding.

This is our contribution and also if you feel like you need mental health continued support, we suggest you to contact your GP to follow a mental health long term plan.

Please contact us for more information

Phone contact office hours: 0466 550 796

The effects of flooding on mental health:

Flooding is the most frequent global natural hazard. The incidence and impact of flooding events has been increasing world-wide and this trend is set to continue.

The level of exposure to floods has been associated with probable psychological morbidity. (Psychological morbidity, that is, anxiety combined with depression, is the psychiatric disorder most commonly associated with an experienced Trauma, life-threatening disease, etc.) The relationship between flood events, their aftermath and population health and wellbeing is complex.

Many people experience distress after disasters. Personal and collective psychosocial resilience are inherent in many communities and most people will recover with this support.

However, some studies have identified an impact on mental health and suggested that it may last months or years after flooding.

Multiple factors associated with flooding could underlie psychological distress, including fears and actions taken to protect family or belongings, experience of flooding and long-term uncertainties around insurance. (

After receiving the expression of interest in participating, we will organize the groups and indicate to you the day and time of the starting of the sessions.

  • Minors (- 18 years old) must always be accompanied by their parents or guardians.
  • Participants over 18 years old, with disabilities must always be accompanied by their parents or guardians.
  • The sessions will be held once per month, for three months. (We will inform you about the next group days/time)
  • There must be a commitment to participate in order to benefit from the psychotherapeutic work of the sessions.
  • People in psychiatric treatment should contact us before participating to be sure that we will offer the best support.

To be accepted in these free group sessions you have to prove that you live in the Ashgrove / The Gap area.

Registration is compulsory

Participants are responsible for any accidents or injuries occurring on the premises.

Terms and conditions: Being part of this group means that you accept all these conditions

We suggest you talk to your GP if you need long-term psychological support.

If you are in a moment of high stress, or danger:

If life is in danger call 000

Call 13 11 14 24/7 Crisis Support

Read information about our COVID-19 & Vaccine Guidelines 


Yaro Starak & Gemma Garcia

Directors of the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre

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