Sectional Personal Safety program resources
RESPONDING TO GRIEF AND TRAUMA
The Scout Association maintains a list of psychologists and professional counsellors who would be willing to see members of the Scout Association. This requires the member getting a referral from their general practitioner (local doctor) to be attended to by this professional. This counselling service is covered under the “GP Mental Health Care Plan” and will be bulk billed to Medicare, or offered a rebate (please check with individual practitioner) for up to six sessions provided the patient is referred by their general practitioner.
If you as an Adult leader experience symptoms of anxiety, or are constantly thinking about the event over and over again, you should consider being debriefed by a professional psychologist.
Should you consider a youth member is experiencing similar symptoms you should discuss this with their parents and suggest they see their local doctor requesting referral to a psychologist or professional counsellor. Below is a list of psychologists and counsellors.