Mental health support after an emergency

Resources to help staff, principals and administrators provide support to children and adolescents following an emergency.

For accessible versions of the PDFs on this page, contact your closest regional office.

Response and recovery planning

Principal's and administrator's have access to a range of resources to support children who have been affected by emergencies and natural disasters.

Bushfire and natural disaster

Curriculum resources

Anniversaries and memorials

Fire awareness

Helping children after a bushfire

Recovery from a disaster such as the Victorian Bushfires (2009) can take months and sometimes years. The resilience and self care fact sheet (doc - 80.5kb) offers information about looking after your physical and mental wellbeing and how to seek professional help.

Grief, trauma and loss

The School Policy and Advisory Guide (SPAG) provides comprehensive assistance and guidance to schools in relation to student safety concerns and critical incidents.

Student safety
Available in the School Policy and Advisory Guide