Support for those impacted by natural disasters and traumatic events

Whether you are directly or indirectly impacted by a traumatic event, such as the recent floods, bushfires or coronavirus (COVID-19), it can bring about a range of stressful thoughts, feelings and behaviours for individuals. This can have a profound effect on the mental health and wellbeing of affected communities, emergency services, first responders and those tasked to assist in the recovery effort.

Life in Mind has collated resources to support those affected by floods, bushfires, drought 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

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) mental health support

The COVID-19 pandemic is having ongoing impacts for many Australians. Life in Mind has collated resources and information to support your mental health during this time of change.

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.

Mental health support 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.