A wide range of free counselling services are available to those impacted by the bushfires:
- via telephone
- in person
Regional Access (24 hours)
Free professional telephone and online counselling for people 15 years and older living or working in regional South Australia.
Phone 1300 032 186 for immediate support.
Regional Access online counselling
Lifeline (24 hours)
Phone 13 11 14 for immediate support
Lifeline online counselling (6.30 pm to 11.30 pm SA time)
Kids Helpline (24 hours)
Free counselling for people 5 to 25.
Phone 1800 55 1800
Kids Helpline online counselling
Family and Business Support (FaBS) Program
PIRSA's Family and Business Support (FaBS) Program are a group of people offering support during difficult situations such as drought, bushfire and other adverse events. FaBS mentors provide free, informal advice and can connect you to services such as:
- financial counselling
- local health networks
- emotional wellbeing and counselling services
- government and non-government assistance
- community organisations and donations.