Recover

Mental health and wellbeing resources

A range of bushfire and other natural disaster resources can be found on our Disaster recovery page including wellbeing resources for:

  • children
  • educators
  • families and the community

The department has also partnered with Mental Health and Wellbeing experts BeYou, Smiling Mind and Safer Communities to deliver a suite of resources for the education and care sector.

Counselling

If at any time you are worried about your mental health or the mental health of a loved one, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

You can also contact:

Damage assessments/disaster assistance

If your service was damaged as a result of bushfires, floods or other emergencies that have resulted in your service temporarily ceasing operations or operating at a reduced capacity, please contact us for individual advice and support by:

Bushfire clean-up and assistance

  • The NSW Government is delivering Bushfire Recovery Assistance to help people and businesses impacted by bushfires, including the clean-up of NSW residences and eligible businesses.

NSW Disaster Assistance

  • Use the NSW Disaster Assistance Finder Tool to get a personalised list of available programs and services you can apply for
  • Services can also speak to a Bushfire Customer Care Specialist 7 days a week between 7am-7pm by calling 13 77 88 or by visiting the Service NSW website. Support and services available include:
    • Clean up services
    • Mental health and wellbeing services
    • Accommodation
    • Support for businesses
    • Financial assistance
    • Replacing ID and other documents
    • Insurance and legal support
    • Applying for the Volunteer Firefighter Payment
    • Services provided by the Australian Government
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