RACGP's managing emergencies in general practice guide

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) managing emergencies in general practice guide aims to assist practices to prepare, respond and recover from disasters and emergencies in Australia.


Bushfire psychological preparation and recovery from the Australian Psychological Society

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has put together a range of resources to help Australians prepare and recover from the threat of bushfire, including managing emotional distress and looking after children who have been affected by bushfires.


Primary health disaster response information from Coordinare

Coordinare has provided tips and resources to assist organisations in preparing for, responding to and recovering from a disaster, including mental health resources and support for health professionals.


Beyond Blue's advice for looking after yourself during and after a disaster

Beyond Blue has put together a list of mental health support services and advice for dealing with the emotional impact of a disaster, to assist individuals in bushfire-affected communities.


Bushfire mental health support from NSW Health

NSW Health has provided helpful information to assist in accessing mental health and counselling services during the current bushfire emergency.


The National Rural Health Alliance provides resources for people in bushfire-affected communities

The National Rural Health Alliance has provided information from Alliance members and the health sector that may be helpful to anybody living or working in fire-affected communities including specific recourses, information and advice.


Planning for disaster management guide by Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network

Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, has put together an emergency preparedness guide for primary health networks and others supporting the local GP response during emergencies.


CRANAplus Bush Support Service

The Cranaplus Bush Support Service Toll Free Telephone Counselling and Support Service is available 24/7 to anyone and their family members who provide a health or health related service in rural or remote Australia. To access the free support service, call 1800 805 391.

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Track how you are going

This useful resource from the Centre of Rural and Remote Mental Health helps you assess how you are going and provides tips on what to do and how to get help.

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Supporting drought-affected communities with buy from the bush initiative

Created to encourage metropolitan shoppers to buy from businesses in rural communities facing drought, #buyfromthebush is a social media campaign making a huge difference. Small business owners and sellers in rural communities such as Cobar, Walgett and Gilgandra are featured on the #buyfromthebush Facebook and Instagram pages, which combined have over 120,000 followers.

Another initiative, the public Facebook group One Day Closer to Rain (Drought) – Rural Cottage Crafts has over 34,000 members and is a place for people in rural Australia to sell their homemade crafts.

As the Christmas season approaches, there is no better time to buy from the bush and support drought-affected regional communities.

Read about #buyfromthebush