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State Government of Victoria

Support for Individuals

Mental Health Support and Counselling

There are a range of ways that people can access support for anxiety, depression, trauma related symptoms, relationship issues or difficulties with alcohol and other drugs or gambling.

In most cases, you should begin by visiting your local GP or Community Health Service.

Contact details for a full range of community based and phone based counselling services are available in the Victorian Bushfire Recovery Services Guide.

Victorian Bushfire Recovery Services Guide

The Victorian Bushfire Recovery Services Guide outlines a range of 2009 bushfire specific recovery services available to affected individuals and communities. 

The Bushfire Recovery Services Guide has two key sections:

  1. Specific 2009 bushfire recovery information including community grants programs, community foundations and bushfire planning and rebuilding information.
  2. General information including mental health and counselling supports, health and personal support, financial and legal support, accommodation and housing support.

Download the Victorian Government Bushfire Recovery Services Guide (PDF )   (WORD 174.4 KB)

The Fire Recovery Unit has also published a Quick Reference Guide to services and support for people affected by the 2009 bushfires which summarizes the recovery specific support available. This is in a one page, A4 double-sided Portrait format.

Download the Quick Reference Guide - Services and Support for People affected by the 2009 bushfires - June 2015 (PDF 87.9 KB)   (WORD 629.2 KB)

A final updates of the Service Guide and Quick Reference Guide was made on 30 November 2015.

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Email the Fire Recovery Unit
or phone: 1800 055 714

Download the VicEmergency mobile application

Last Updated: 15 April 2016