How can financial counsellors help people affected by a natural disaster?
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HELPFUL FACT SHEETS
- What is a Natural Disaster – view here
- Property Issues – view here
- Rental Issues – view here
- Debt Issues – view here
- Bushfires – view here
- Bushfire | Insurance Claims – view here
- Bushfire | Legal Advice and Assistance – view here
Emergency financial assistance to support those impacted by fire
- Premier’s Relief Payment eligible for residents impacted by Mariginiup fire
Payments to provide immediate financial assistance for Western Australians in need. Up to $4,000 to pay for food, clothing, transport and accommodation
- How to apply for Premier’s Relief Payment
Beyond Blue offers supports and services to people in Australia, including how to cope after a traumatic event.
Blue Knot Foundation
Blue Knot is the National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma. This site includes resources on understanding trauma, it’s impacts and healing strategies.
Mental Health Australia
Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation promoting the interests of the mental health sector. This resource includes information on trauma informed practices.
Lifeline Australia provides 24/7 crisis support for people who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.
Phoenix Australia has a comprehensive Disaster Mental Health Hub. This site offers many articles, and a specialised information to help support communities before, during and after a disaster.
Lifeline helpline specifically for bushfire recovery and other traumatic extreme weather events.
General Support Services:
DFES Information Hotline
Ph 13 33 37
Disaster and Emergency Support Services
Disaster Response Hotline 1800 032 965 (Dept of Communities) or email@example.com
Australian Red Cross
Practical emergency management resources to use before, during and after emergencies.
Up to $4000 to pay for food, clothing, transport and accommodation
Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund
Provides financial assistance to individuals for the alleviation and relief of distress, suffering and personal hardships, brought about by any disaster or emergency within Western Australia declared by the Western Australian Government or for which the LMDRF Board considers assistance is warranted.
Department of Communities
WA State Government assistance may be available to you. For further information contact the Disaster Response Hotline – 1800 032 965. Facebook
Recovery advice, available assistance and resources.
Home Hub offers a place to find or advertise affordable housing, including temporary housing available during times of emergency or crisis.
Small Business Debt Helpline
Ph: 1800 413 828
Small Business Support Hub
1800 612 004
Small Business & Rural Financial Counselling
1800 612 004