It is normal to have strong reactions following a distressing or frightening event, and people can experience a range of physical, mental, emotional and behavioural reactions.

There are a number support services available to assist you and your family recover from the strong emotional or physical reactions you may be experiencing. 

If you or someone you know is in need of emotional and social wellbeing support, call one of the following numbers.

  • beyondblue – 24hrs, 7 days a week – 1300 224 636
  • Lifeline – 24hrs a day, 7 days a week – 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline – 24hrs, 7 days a week – 1800 55 1800

Please contact the Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria on 1300 735 578 for access to business and emotional support.

The Department of Human Services also offers a range of support services