North Coast PHN Bushfire response

The North Coast PHN has developed a bushfire response resource for people in the Mid North Coast and northern NSW. The website includes a Primary Care Services Directory, changes to local practice and pharmacy opening hours and links to mental health support.

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NSW bushfires assistance

Assistance is available for those who have experienced a loss of income or been adversely affected as a direct result of the NSW bushfires in August, September, October and November 2019.

Visit the Department of Human Services website for more information.

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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ACRRM advice for pharmacists in QLD and NSW fire affected areas

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) has published advice for approved pharmacists supplying PBS medicines to patients in areas affected by QLD and NSW bushfires, such as dispensing medicines under the three-day emergency supply rule without a prescription.

Visit ACRRM for more information
Let's talk rural mental health podcast

Podcast: Disasters, Trauma and Mental Health

In this podcast the Centre for Remote and Rural Mental Health focuses on what happens to our mental health when we experience emergencies and disasters. Disasters can strike at any time. From car accidents to natural disasters we can find our mental health pushed and tested in many ways. Listen for tips about keeping yourself and those around you mentally well during tough times.

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Taking Care of Yourself Following a Natural Disaster

Extreme weather events can have a big impact on those affected. If there has been a disaster or extreme weather event in your area, there are things you can do to take care of yourself and your mental health. Find out more with this fact sheet from the Rural Adversity and Mental Health Program.

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