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Wellbeing and disaster recovery hub

These are challenging times, but you don’t have to deal with it all by yourself.

If you need someone to talk to or just want to read up on some resources to help you get into a better headspace, check out the links below.

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If you’re thinking about suicide or experiencing a personal crisis, get in touch with Lifeline:

Call: 13 11 14 (open 24 hours)
Text: 0477 131 114 (6pm – midnight Sydney time)
Live online chat (7pm – midnight Sydney time)

Talk to someone

No one needs to face their problems alone. If your struggling with your mental health, get in touch with a trained professional from one of the organisations below – they’re here to help.

Self help

If you’d prefer to access support online, there’s a whole range of resources and tools out there to help you get back into a positive mindset. 

How to support others

If someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or you have noticed they’re not acting themselves? Check out the resources below for help supporting someone who’s doing it tough.

Coping with natural disasters

Unfortunately, drought, fires and floods have plagued Australian farm businesses for hundreds of years – but that’s not to say they don’t have a significant impact on our mental health. Here are some tips and tools to help you cope with the stress of these natural disasters.


If you’ve recently been affected by floods, take a look at the dedicated mental health and other support services available for flood affected people in your local area.



You can also:

  • REACH OUT’s Digital Drought Care Package has practical tips, personal stories and links to drought support services to help you cope in a drought.
  • RAMHP has a hub of resources available to help producers cope with drought, from podcasts to practical tips on managing stress during drought and more.
  • The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) offers a Drought Wellbeing Service providing free counselling and support to people in drought-affected areas.
  • The Red Cross is operating a Drought Resilience Program across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and SA to provide hands-on support to communities, and also has a hub of drought support resources available from tipsheets to webinars and more to support drought-affected producers.
  • MLA’s bushfire hub has resources to help you prepare for bushfire season, learn what to do during a fire and resources to assist with bushfire recovery.
  • Beyond Blue has a hub of resources, useful information, links to support services and stories to help bushfire-affected producers and communities.
  • The Red Cross has a bank of tools, webinars, resources and programs to assist before, during and after natural disasters, including bushfires.