Bushfire support resources from RAMHP

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) has a number of useful resources for rural communities and health professionals during times of crisis.

Approach to care – natural disasters course

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) has announced an “Approach to Care – Natural Disasters” course. This course will introduce health professionals to the health and psychosocial issues associated with environmental disasters and the role they can play in responding to these issues.

An illustrated guide for coping with traumatic news

The ABC has put together an illustrated guide for coping with traumatic news. The guide provides strategies for dealing with stress and grief and is appropriate for both adults and children.

GP psychiatry support line

The GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service for GPs to help manage the care of mental health consumers. Advice can support GPs with diagnosis, investigation, medication and safety plans. 

APNA bushfire information for primary health care professionals

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) has released information for primary health care professionals to assist during the bushfire crisis.

Resources include mental health support and helpline information for each state.

AH&MRC of NSW self-care toolkit

The AH&MRC of NSW has put together a self-care toolkit to support and promote self-care practices to increase overall health and wellbeing.

Australian Association of Practice Management bushfire response

The Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) has provided resources to assist practice managers throughout Australia facing difficulties in the current bushfire crisis.

Audio: keeping mental health in check during this bushfire season

In conversation on the ABC, Clinical Psychologist David Younger discusses how the bushfires can have an impact on the mental health of affected communities.

Plan for an emergency: bushfire resources

The ABC has put together a range of recourses to support you in planning for an emergency, including what to do before, during and after a bushfire.

ACRRM support for college members

The Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM) has provided information and resourses for its college members affected by the bushfires.