Bushfire Support Resources
The devastating bushfires across NSW and Australia have had an enormous impact on many communities in our region, primarily in the Wollondilly and Wingecarribee shires.
We have put together some useful resources for individuals and communities in South Western Sydney in need of support.
Bushfire Mental Health
Support & Resources
Access mental health support
- Bushfire Support in South Western Sydney - Mental Health Support & Resources
- A4 Poster - Have you been affected by bushfire? - Mental Health support & information
- Recovery Point has local mental health services available for people in South Western Sydney, mental health information and resources
- Head to Health provides links to trusted mental health support online and by phone, resources and treatment options for individuals or someone they care about
- Assisting a person affected by the bushfire crisis - A guide by Mental Health First Aid Australia
- The Mateship Manual: Natural Disasters & Emergencies - R U Ok
Access mental health support for young people
- Headspace - Information for young people
- Information for young people affected by natural disaster
- Supporting young people affected by natural disaster - Information for family and friends
Protect yourself from smoke
- Advice on protecting yourself from bushfire smoke
- National Asthma Council resources to instruct patients on the correct use of inhalers and spacers.
Watch National Asthma Council 'How-to' videos
Other important information
Bushfire Recovery Assistance - A range of assistance measures are available
Law Council of Australia - Resources for assistance
Applying for Rural Assistance Authority disaster recovery grants (available in Wollondilly & Wingecarribee shires)
Lifeline’s Holding on to Hope podcast - Survivor of three major bushfires, Chris Bogusis, tells his story in the 24 March, 2020 episode.
Need help now?
If emergency help is required, call 000.
Call the following numbers for free, confidential support 24/7 from trained specialist counsellors.