Psychosocial & Mental Health Impacts of Flooding & Priorities for Action in Canada

What Are the Psychosocial Impacts of Flooding?

Flooding is the most common climate-related disaster in Canada. It can have lasting impacts on communities, including to people’s mental health and psychosocial well-being. In collaboration with the National Collaborating Centre of Environmental Health (NCCEH) we explored the impacts of flooding on Canadian communities. We found:

What Are the Priorities for Action in Canada?

As part of the first phase of the project, we engaged an advisory committee with representatives from across Canada. We heard that priorities for an equitable psychosocial and mental health response to flooding are:

Stay tuned for the practice resource that we are creating in the next and final phase of the project. We will host a webinar in early 2023 with the NCCEH to share what we learned!