The impact of flooding on mental health

Public Health Engalnd have issued a factsheet provides important advice and information about the impacts of being flooded on people’s mental health.
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Public Health England explain that "Experiencing a flood can be frightening, and the activities of normal life can be disrupted. For most people, feeling temporarily distressed does not interfere with their abilities to cope with the process of recovery. However, it is important not to underestimate the stress and strain of being flooded and cleaning up after floods. Take the time to consider your and your family’s mental health and well-being. Do not overdo it when cleaning up, and remember that tiredness, difficulty sleeping and anxiety are normal in these circumstances."

More information about this and other support available after a flood is available here:

https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/drainage-and-flooding/after-a-flood-support-for-homes-and-businesses-affected-by-flooding/

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