Resources and support

Information and resources for supporting children and young people

The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) acknowledge that many schools across NSW have been impacted by the bushfires and drought. ACYP have collated some information on the services available for children and young people during this time.

Click here to download the A4 poster / hand-out.

Service NSW

Information for emergency contacts, services, support and resources is available through the Services NSW website.

ASK Izzy

Information for people affected by the current bushfires as well as the locations of nearby bushfire emergency relief centres is available through the Ask Izzy website.

Further resources


13 HELP (13 43 57)


1800 551800


Bushfire Alert FACT sheet

Emerging minds

Education resource pack for teachers

Queensland Government

Child friendly picture story books

Available in variety of languages


List of contacts and supports


Emerging minds


Emerging minds


Early Connections

Bushfire Social Story for Kids with Autism

ANU’s Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss, & Grief Network

Teacher toolkit based on learnings from the 2009 Victoria Fires

Health NSW

Bushfire smoke information

Health NSW

Managing your mental health during and after a bushfire

Beyond Blue

Fact Sheet for adults to support children and young people

How to support children following a natural disaster


Toolkit resource

Helping your children cope after a natural disaster

Better Health

Information to help support children during traumatic events

How to support children during traumatic events

Red Cross

Resource book to support children and young people

After the emergency, a book to help kids cope with emergencies

Reach Out

Information and Advice for young people

How to deal with the stress of bushfires, floods, earthquakes and cyclones

Beyond Blue

Information to adults on how to talk about news events

How to talk to children about news events

Reach Out

Information and Advice for young people

How to cope with anxiety about climate change


Information on how to talk to children and young people


Red Cross

Links to community support. First Aid and mental health


Information guide for young people


Reach Out

Tips to manage wellbeing


Reach Out

Online forum to ask question and seek supports


Health Direct

General information regarding Bush Fires. Pre and post disaster

NSW Department of Human Services

Bushfire assistance information

NSW Department of Education

Back to school resources

NSW Department of Education

Advice to assist parents, teachers, and students following recent fires


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If you are in an emergency situation or need immediate assistance, contact mental health services or emergency services on 000. If you need to speak to someone urgently, call Lifeline 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.