Bushfire Response

Catholic Church

Resources and Support Materials

Communities and individuals affected by bushfire can experience a range of thoughts, feelings and behaviours that can be intense, confusing and frightening.  

Our CSSA members with experience in trauma-informed counselling and support are sharing resources and support materials that can be used to help people who are coming to terms with the trauma, distress and fear they may have experienced. We have also included below links to other support resources.

This page will be regularly updated.


Our Members working in bushfire impacted regions

Support Resources

Crisis Support

  • Lifeline Australia – free, confidential and anonymous 24 hour telephone counselling service. Phone: 131 114
  • Beyond Blue – free, confidential and anonymous 24 hour telephone support and online chat (3:00 pm until 12:00 am daily) service. Phone: 1300 22 4636
  • Kids Helpline – free, private and confidential 24 hour telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Phone: 1800 551 800