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Department of Human Services

Emotional recovery

Counselling services

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 (7.00 pm to Midnight, Sydney time)

Coping after a natural disaster (Lifeline information)

Kids Helpline (24 hours)

Free counselling for people 5 to 25.

Phone 1800 55 1800
Kids Helpline online counselling

Online resources

Managing distress

Advice for communities, parents and caregivers after a distressing event, available in seven languages.

Advice on managing distress (Red Cross)

Disaster recovery – health and wellbeing

SA.GOV.AU provides information about emotional recovery after an emergency.

This page contains translations of that information (as at January 2018).

Emotional recovery - Chinese (Mandarin) (PDF 291.5 KB)

Emotional recovery - Korean (PDF 290.0 KB)

Emotional recovery - Vietnamese (PDF 144.4 KB)

Emotional recovery - Sudanese (Dinka) (PDF 639.7 KB)

Children's coping skills

Children's Coping Skills (resilience) - Parent Easy Guide

Mental health and education – children and teenagers

Easy Read

Red Cross has made a book that is easy to read - Coping with a major personal crisis (PDF 588.5 KB)

Recovering from the Pinery Fire, November 2015

The community affected by the Pinery Fire created a commemorative booklet in which they reflect on the fire's impact and their community's journey towards recovery.

The booklet was produced by the Pinery Fire Community Action Group with funding from State and Commonwealth Governments.

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