Support available to those affected by the Christchurch terror attack

The recent terror attack in Christchurch is difficult for many of us. Feeling upset by such events is in the nature of being human, it is entirely normal, and part of being a compassionate person.

For some, the distress may reach uncomfortable levels, may involve overwhelming emotions of anger, sadness and/or fear, and may even begin to affect our basic functions and routines, such as sleep, appetite and ability to relax and enjoy things we usually enjoy. If this becomes the case for you or your loved ones it is important that you seek help. This could be from your GP or from organisations such as MRC Tasmania, which offers a range of support services for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

MRC Tas is working with those who access our services and consulting with community leaders to see what additional support we can offer. Our first Equal Opportunity Tasmania outreach is next Wednesday 27th March at our Glenorchy office between 3pm-5pm. If you need assistance to report discrimination, you can come along to this outreach, attend Adult or Youth Drop in or telephone 03 6221 0999 (Glenorchy) or 03 6724 2820 (Launceston) or email settlement@mrctas.org.au to make an appointment with our Settlement and Community Services Team. You can also call Equal Opportunity Tasmania directly on 1300 305 062.

Photo credit: Patrick Gee/Mercury 

Posted: 20/03/2019

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