Bushfires have a profound impact on communities. Many schools, children, and their families will be affected by the current crisis in the Perth area.
While the physical impact of bushfire is obvious, the mental health impact may not be and will be experienced differently by people. Knowing how to look after yourself, and others is especially important for coping and recovery. Recovery will be different for each community, depending on the extent of the impact, and the needs of each community may change over time.
The following resources may be useful to school communities.
The website hosts Bushfire response: Resource pack for educators. It has resources including:
- the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience’s Australian Bushfires: Student wellbeing and support for teachers
- Mental Health First Aid Australia’s Assisting a person affected by the bushfire crisis.
Further support documents and links are available to AISWA members on our new Bushfire Recovery Response page.