Accessing support for families and Individuals.In Australia, the National Bushfire Recovery Agency offers support for individuals and families affected by bushfires by providing support through:
- Disaster recovery payment
- Disaster recovery allowance
- Support for carers
- Debt recovery (repayment pauses)
- Mental health support
- Emergency relief through charities
Accessing Support: Mental healthPeople affected by bushfires can seek immediate counselling sessions through mental health services commissioned by local primary health networks. Mental health support services can be made available through the following:
- General Practitioners (GPs)
- Occupational therapists
- Social workers
What other forms of support might a person directly affected by a natural disaster need?
Bushfires: Response, Relief and Resilience
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