Australia’s bushfires are the worst on record and are causing devastation across the country. Natural disasters can be extremely challenging for those directly and indirectly affected and can impact whole communities. Some experiences of those impacted can include stress, anxiety, exhaustion, shock or feeling ‘numb’, loneliness, physical problems, uncertainty about the future, anger, and self-harm or thoughts of suicide.
If you want support or would like to talk to someone, Student Life is a free and confidential service available to all enrolled students. To make an appointment, please call Student Life on 9286 9891. You can also contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 (available 24/7), GriefLine on 1300 845 745 or speak with a health professional, such as your GP, psychologist or counsellor.