bushfire recovery program

Bushfire Recovery Program Update – February 2021

Last June, kind-hearted people like you showed incredible generosity in support of our Bushfire Recovery Program, initiated after the dreadful Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20. Our aim was to raise $50,000 to support our client families directly impacted by the fires. The response was overwhelming, with over $87,000 raised! Through these funds, we have been…

bushfires impact children's mental health

How bushfires impact children’s mental health

Evidence shows bushfire events negatively impact children’s mental health, research urgently needed to identify evidence-based interventions and support A literature review published today in the Medical Journal of Australia’s (MJA) special supplement on Evidence Gaps in Rural Research shows an increased risk of poorer mental health outcomes for children as a result of bushfires. Commissioned…

UNICEF Partnership

UNICEF Australia, HP Australia and Royal Far West unite

How we’re helping bushfire affected communities during the COVID-19 pandemic As bushfire-affected communities now find themselves in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF Australia, HP and Royal Far West (RFW) have joined forces to provide help and support using mental health services delivered via technology (RFW Telecare), while continuing to provide community visits when…

Bushfire response update

An update on our bushfire response

The rain has quenched the fires and quelled the dust… The firefighting aircraft are gone, the emergency service chainsaws are silent, first response aid organisations are pulling out, and the news crews (and indeed the rest of the world) have moved on to the next disaster. Amidst the criss-cross of barrier tape and temporary fences,…