We at GriefLink are very aware of the devastating impact of this summer’s
Australian Bushfire Emergency. People have lost family members and
friends, property of various sizes, livestock, wild animals and pets, income, as
well as a sense of security and future. We are also aware that, according to
current forecasts, the emergency will continue for the next few months, and
this can leave people with a heightened sense of insecurity and fear.
Volunteer firefighters have spent longer battling these blazes than ever
before, and experience their own sense of exhaustion and emotional
confusion while working with all their strength and ingenuity to deal with the
enormity of the problem before them.
As a national family, we may all be asking how we can best support the
people directly affected by the fires and prepare ourselves for future events
We are aware of the emotional turmoil and grief which so many people are
going through now and into the future; we know that dealing with grief of any
kind is something which takes time and support.
To all those affected by the fires, please know that you are in our thoughts
now and into the future.
We hope that you will find some of the information and links on our website a
comfort as you deal with the many different feelings or emotions you may be
For information specifically about bushfires, trauma and grief,
Please don’t hesitate to seek help if you are feeling despairing or
The GriefLink Management Committee