Support for those impacted by adverse events

Whether you are directly or indirectly impacted by an adverse event, such as the recent floods, bushfires or novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it can bring about a range of stressful thoughts, feelings and behaviours for individuals.

The Life in Mind team at Everymind has worked with the suicide prevention and mental health sectors, and in collaboration with the National Mental Health Commission to provide a comprehensive list of resources to support those affected by adverse and traumatic events including floods, bushfires and COVID-19.

Support information and resources

National crisis support numbers for individuals and communities

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800

Mensline Australia: 1300 78 99 78

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636

Disaster Welfare Assistance Line: 1800 018 444

GriefLine: 1300 845 745

In this section

General information about trauma

Trauma informed resources can support and guide how individuals, organisations and communities support those impacted by trauma.

Community trauma support

This page provides links to information and resources for communities impacted by trauma. This includes traumatic events, disasters or incidents.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) mental health support

The COVID-19 outbreak may generate a range of impacts on community and individual mental health and wellbeing.

Mental health support for bushfire affected communities

Bushfires can have a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of affected communities and individuals.

If you or someone you know has been affected by bushfires and needs some extra support, we encourage you to reach out and access the services available.

Mental health support for flood affected communities

This page provides links to information and resources for communities impacted by flood disasters.

Information for drought affected communities

Life in Mind provides a collection of Australian suicide prevention services and programs aimed at supporting rural and drought affected communities.