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How Bushfire Victims Can Access Mental Health Support

January 14, 2020 / 2 min

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How Bushfire Victims Can Access Mental Health Support

January 14, 2020 / 2 min

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This summer’s destructive bushfires have devastated individuals, families and communities across Australia. Many of those affected may be experiencing mental health issues as a result. However, it’s very important to note that if you have been affected, support is available to you.

With bushfires ravaging large parts of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and elsewhere, public and private groups are providing much needed mental health support to affected individuals. These groups aim to help those who suffered directly and indirectly as a result of the fires, both now and after the fires.

If you or someone you know has been affected by the fires, the following groups are available to help:

It’s also important to note that your local General Practitioner (GP) can assist you and/or refer you to a mental practitioner if necessary. However, if you or someone you know is in need of urgent help, please call the emergency services on 000.

Support for RedZed Customers

If you are a RedZed customer you can access confidential professional counselling from Acacia Connection. As part of the RedZed Rewards program, all RedZed customers and partners can receive complimentary counselling sessions from mental health professionals. For more information please visit the RedZed Rewards webpage or call our Client Services Team on 1300 722 462.


If you are a RedZed customer who has been affected by the bushfires and needs assistance with your loan, please contact our Client Services Team on 1300 722 462 or via email.



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