Health and Wellbeing
Bushfire Recovery Assistance Fact Sheet
Here you will find a summary of assistance measures available to support people affected by bushfires. These are aimed at providing for immediate and short-term needs, to support recovery from the bushfires across NSW.
Looking after yourselves and loved ones
Ask Izzy is a great online resource to find community services. https://askizzy.org.au/
How are you feeling? Mental Health tools
The following tools can be used to support mental health following a disaster but are not intended to replace the support of trained professionals. If you need immediate support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
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Red Cross- information for communities
The Red Cross provides a number of great resources to help you look after yourself and others. It is common to feel upset. It’s important to talk to people you trust about how you are feeling and take extra care of yourself. Acknowledge that you have been through a highly stressful event and notice how you are feeling. Try and get good sleep and rest, eat good food and try to make time for things that make you feel safe.
You can find additional resources at: https://www.redcross.org.au/
Assistance for Landholders
Developed by the National Farmers’ Federation and funded by the Commonwealth Government, FarmHub is a one-stop shop for details on assistance with fodder, water, transport, everyday living expenses, health and more. Bushfire assistance contacts and resources are being updated regularly – farmhub.org.au/live-bushfire-assistance-key-contacts/.
Property Hazards Following a Bushfire
Houses, sheds, and other buildings or structures that are burnt in a bushfire can leave potential health and safety hazards in the remaining rubble and ash.
Please read the information on property hazards following a bushfire before returning to your property here: https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/resource-library/property-hazards-following-a-bushfire-fact-sheet
Recovery and support numbers
Red Cross 1800 Red Cross – 1800 733 276
Salvation Army. Emergency Relief Team 1300 371 288
Vinnies Emergency Relief Support 1300794 054
This information is current as at 17 January 2020