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:
- 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.
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:
- your doctor or local community health centre
- a counsellor or psychologist
- Parentline: 1300 30 1300
- Mensline: 1300 78 99 78
- Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
- Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
- Headspace: 1800 650 890
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:
calling 1800 619 113
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.
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
- 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.