With the recent bush fire crisis, I would like to share some resources and support that some might find helpful.
Here are some good tips to help comfort and protect children from the recent bush fire emergency: How to talk to children about Australia’s bush fires
And a Community Trauma Toolkit which contains resources to help and support adults and children before, during, and after a disaster.
Crisis Support Line, open for everyone
The North Central Catchment Management Authority’s Employee Assistance Program provider, LifeWorks, has opened a free Crisis Support Line for anyone in the community in need of support. If you have been impacted by the recent fire activity or are concerned about your emotional response, please feel free make use of this service.
The Crisis Support Line is open 24/7 and can be reached at: 1300 361 008
and is available to anyone and everyone, client or not.
You can access immediate confidential, free professional telephone counselling and support and can call if:
- You are finding things overwhelming
- You are worried about how you are feeling or are concerned about someone else
- You want to talk with someone about the next steps you need to take
- You need reassurance