Natural disasters like bushfires are extremely distressing for the community. Children are at particular risk of associated trauma, and may become stressed, anxious, angry or sad, and even experience unexpected mood and behavioural changes. Some of these responses may not occur until after the immediate danger has passed, and communities begin the recovery process.

If your family, relative, friend or neighbour is affected by these devastating fires, the following resources collated by KidsMatter may be of use to help support the mental health and wellbeing of children at this time.