Australian bushfires mental health resources


The Australian bushfires have caused emotional distress among thousands of people who were impacted directly or indirectly. While for most people the distress will only last a few days or weeks, some will go on to develop mental health issues. Learning more about the impacts of trauma and skills to help manage distress can help with recovery.


We have developed a range of resources informed by best practice to support health practitioners, first responders and community members after the bushfires.


Please note: Phoenix Australia does not provide direct clinical care. If you are in an emergency, call 000, Lifeline 13 11 14, Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467, or Kids Helpline 1800 551 800.

Bushfire Toolkit – Renewing lives affected by bushfire.


We have developed a digital resource with advice, information and tools for people and communities recovering from bushfire trauma. Please click here to download the toolkit.

Resources for health practitioners


Resources for emergency services workers and first responders


Resources for community members


Other Phoenix Australia trauma mental health resources


Australian organisations with bushfire mental health resources