Useful Resources

The National Bushfire Recovery Agency 

bushfirerecovery.gov.au

The National Bushfire Recovery Agency provides information on government funded support services and available assistance relating to bushfires. These services are confidential and can help you with your personal bushfire recovery. The website includes information about accessing emotional and mental health support, including information about Medicare assistance. 

 

The Australian Psychological Association

psychology.org.au/Australian-bushfires-2020

The Australian Psychological Association has developed some useful resources to help prepare for, and recover from, bushfire. Direct links to some useful APS resources are below.  

Preparation for bushfire 

Preparing for bushfire 

Looking after children who are anxious about bushfire 

 

Skills to support recovery form Bushfire 

Helping children who have been affected by bushfire 

Helpful thinking 

The importance of social connections 

Taking time for pleasurable activities 

Managing emotional distress 

Problem solving