While every bit of financial help is needed, it’s just the tip of the iceberg of the challenges these communities are facing. The pressures the community are dealing with may also lead to depression and anxiety.
A simple ‘are you OK?’ when you contact your clients could help make a difference, there are also additional resources and support services available which can also help. AIA is a proud supporter of the Black Dog Institute, which works to understand, prevent and treat mental illness. It may be a good place to refer your clients to if you feel they need that support. You can find out more, and contact the Black Dog Institute at blackdoginstitute.org.au
If you have any questions please contact your CDM or CDA.