Support for bushfire affected communities
Bushfires can have a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of affected communities and individuals.
The impact may also be felt by people who are not directly affected by bushfire activity, but may have experienced previous trauma related to a natural disaster, have loved ones in affected areas or are witnessing traumatic events through media coverage and social media.
There are a range of practical and emotional support resources available for people impacted by the bushfires.
Need to talk to someone?
If you, or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 000 or visit your nearest hospital.
If you have been affected by the bushfires and needs some extra support, reach out and access 24/7 national crisis support:
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