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Bushfire Trauma and Caring for Your Mental Health

February 19, 2020

Bushfires have had a significant impact on the well-being and mental health of AWU members, their families and communities.

Your health and well-being are of the utmost importance to the AWU. The AWU is actively supporting members through this difficult time.

If you have been affected by the bushfires, you can get up to 10 free counselling sessions to support you through the immediate trauma and crisis, through:

  • advice on distress interventions
  • coping strategies
  • social supports
  • counselling family based psychological interventions

The services are provided by Primary Health Networks, simply access their site at

and enter your address to locate your nearest Primary Health Network.


You can also call any of the following hotlines:

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636
  • Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800


It has indeed been an inspirational period of Aussie resilience and community strength.


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