Coping with the stress of bushfires

It’s common to need support before, during, or after the bushfire season. It's important to find the right level or type of support for you, as everyone will be affected differently.

No matter what you're facing, headspace is here for you.

During the bushfire season  

Anticipating your emotional reactions during the bushfire season can be helpful for your wellbeing during and after this time.

After a bushfire

In the days, weeks and months after a bushfire or any other disaster, it is important to do things that make you feel physically and emotionally safe. Learn how you can look after your mental health.

Getting help

When things get tough, it can help to access the right support and talk to someone. headspace provides youth mental health information and support services no matter what’s going on.

For family and friends

Parents and support networks play a vital role in supporting young people with their mental health after a bushfire. Find information and resources here.

Hear the stories of young people who experienced bushfires

Heidi's story | Coping with the stress of bushfires

Additional resources