Australia’s Bushfire Crisis – Mental Health Support.

The scale of the national bushfire disaster is immense and we would like to share our heartfelt thanks to the emergency service workers, crisis support teams and the communities who are supporting those in need.

We encourage those impacted, either directly or indirectly to connect with support services should they need to talk or are feeling overwhelmed. This article from Lifeline provides some insights into the challenges you, or those around you may face following an emergency or natural disaster.

National crisis support agencies:

NSW Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511

Lifeline – 13 11 14

Lifeline Bushfire Recovery – 13 43 57

Mensline – 1300 789 978

Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800

Beyondblue – 1300 22 4636

Resources and articles:

The following links provide practical information in relation to health and wellbeing after an emergency or natural disaster.

OzHelp Factsheet – Recovery after a natural disaster

Beyond Blue – Bushfires and Mental Health

Beyond Blue – Looking after yourself after a disaster

Red Cross – Recovery Information 

Red Cross – After the Emergency Podcast

Help Guide – Traumatic Stress

As always, OzHelp’s Wellbeing Support Team is available should you need to talk through your situation. You can connect with our team on 1300 694 357  (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday AEDT)

From the entire team at OzHelp, we wish good health and healing to all those impacted across our nation.