On behalf of the Tasmanian Government, our thoughts are with all those affected by the current bushfires across Australia and here in Tasmania.
Daily images on the news and social media of catastrophic bushfires can be confronting, and a traumatic reminder for those who have lived through similar situations.
New fire events can at times lead to people feeling overwhelmed by a range of emotions including stress, sadness and anxiety.
These are normal reactions and there is support available. If you or anyone you know needs mental health support, contact:
Rural Alive & Well 1300 4357 6283
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800