If you are looking for support services available near you, check the links we have attached, offering a range of support for bushfire affected families. It is so important to reach out for help and discuss how you are feeling with others. Social and professional connections make all the difference. Don’t think how you feel is any less important than those around you. We all deserve to feel like we are processing this awful situation and have strategies for moving forward. Reach out and look after yourself well.
SENSW PHN information
Preparing psychologically for the threat of bushfires https://www.psychology.org.au/getmedia/82397cc9-63c1-4f8c-866c-db0c378b05ea/Psychological-preparedness-bushfires.pdf
Preparing children for the threat of bushfires and helping those who have been impacted https://www.psychology.org.au/getmedia/5c0d043b-11b4-467e-be7c-f56743b366b0/Preparing-children-for-the-threat-of-bushfires.pdf
Government mental health support – outlines the government’s response to the recent bushfire events https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/01/mental-health-support-for-australians-affected-by-the-2019-20-bushfires-mental-health-support-for-australians-affected-by-the-2019-20-bushfires_0.pdf
Protecting yourself and others from the impact of bushfire smoke https://rsph.anu.edu.au/phxchange/communicating-science/how-protect-yourself-and-others-bushfire-smoke
Useful skills for bushfire recovery – this information provides general psychological strategies to help people to cope and recover after bushfires.
Taking time for pleasurable activities https://www.psychology.org.au/getmedia/906426c1-1af2-4ce4-a810-cacc2c985e4c/Bushfire-recovery-pleasurable-activities.pdf