When you feel that you are struggling and the need to put your hand up for help there are a range of resources and services to choose from. As well as the contact points each agency provides for its people there are terrific mental health services anyone in the community can access. This includes:
Formerly the Centre of Excellence, Phoenix Australia have launched an information, resource and research center tailored for frontline workers and their support people.
Anyone feeling anxious or depressed
1300 22 46 36
An app for people that want to check in with a friend but are concerned about saying the wrong thing or making the situation worse.
Anyone having a personal crises
Men with emotional or relationship concerns
1300 78 99 78
Bush Fire Support Service
The Bush Fire Support Service offers mental health support to emergency services workers and their families who have
experienced trauma and are seeking support.
The service provides a range of mental health and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) services developed and delivered by the Black Dog Institute and administered by the Department of Home Affairs.
Suicide Call Back Service
24/7 help for anyone contemplating suicide
1300 659 467
Free online or telephone support for 12-25 year olds
1800 650 890
Free LGBTI peer support and referral from 3pm-midnight everyday
1800 184 527
Free phone counselling for anyone going through a hard time, for ages 5-12, 13-17, 18-25, and for parents/carers and teachers/schools
1800 551 800
Resources to help you have a meaningful conversation
SANE’s Life After Bushfires resources
SANE developed a Life After Bushfires resource for fire-effected people. You can access the site here. It features lived experience stories, information and guidance resources, and also has links to our counselling services and bushfire forums.