Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the recent bushfires across the country and we acknowledge all of those who are working hard, either in a professional or volunteer capacity, to respond to the fires.
Below is some information from Alliance members and the health sector that may be helpful to anybody living or working in fire-affected communities. This includes specific resources or information for practitioners, general health advice, and messages of support.
The Alliance also strongly recognises the link between climate change and the severity of extreme weather events. We continue to call for the creation of a National Climate and Health Strategy and for urgent action reduce emissions. The position statement can be viewed here.
General resources and information
CRANAplus Psychological Support Line - open 24/7 to the rural and remote health workforce and their families - 1800 805 391
Resources for specific groups or areas
How to help
Smoke and air quality