Beyond Bushfires

It is normal for a traumatic event to affect you emotionally and physically. The best source of support is your usual networks - family, friends and community.

However if you need further help the Bushfire Counselling Line can provide advice, counselling through a range of options, and referral as appropriate.

The line is managed by APMHA Health Care through Commonwealth funding, supported by the local partnership between Albury Wodonga Health Mental Health, Gateway Health, Murray PHN, DHHS Regional office and APMHA.

The line is staffed by experienced clinicians Monday-Friday from 9:00 am till 6:00pm. These clinicians will provide direct advice, consultation and referral as required to local services.

Download the Bushfire Counselling flyer for contact details and a range of resources.

Further information resources can also be found at the website of the Australian Primary Mental Health Alliance (APMHA), a not-for-profit organisation linking mental health service providers and offering programs for groups in particular need: https://apmha.com.au/bushfires/

Guidance here from Vic Emergency, the Victorian Government’s emergency response agency.

Emergency Services fire recovery portal: https://files-em.em.vic.gov.au/public/RelRec/Portals/Fire-Recovery-Portal.htm