Support for veterinary, wildlife, shelter, and zoo workers in Australia
This page is for registered psychologists and veterinary/wildlife/shelter/zoo workers who are, or have been, treating and caring for our injured and sick wildlife and animals as a result of the bushfires in Australia. The purpose is to be able to refer those workers who may be feeling overwhelmed or struggling to cope to a registered psychologist for free support via telephone or online.
The number of sessions available will be at the discretion of the psychologist.
Once a request is received by the veterinary/wildlife/shelter worker, it will be matched to one of our volunteer psychologists. The psychologist will then contact you directly to arrange your initial session.
While we will be using our best endeavours to expedite this process, please allow us at least 24 hours to co-ordinate the request for support.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING VIA THE LINKS BELOW
If you need immediate assistance or support we would recommend calling Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 22 46 36.
Unfortunately as a charity we do not have the resources available to provide immediate assistance. Please follow these steps if you’re worried about your safety or the safety of someone else, or in need immediate support.
If you need immediate help or your life is in danger call 000.
If you are in crisis or having difficulty coping contact the services below. They are all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Suicide Call Back Service
Ph: 1300 659 467
Ph: 1300 22 46 36
Ph: 13 11 14
Or click here to access Lifeline’s online crisis support chat. Available 7pm-midnight, 7 days a week.
If you’re in a crisis or having difficulty coping during business hours call a GP to arrange an appointment for that day. Or if there is a friend or family member who you could contact for help and support, get in touch with them.
Please complete the registration form below and a registered psychologist will be in touch soon, hopefully within 24 hours.
REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGISTS - PLEASE REGISTER HERE
If you are a registered psychologist in Australia and are interested in volunteering your support, please complete the registration form HERE. Please note you will be required to provide your AHPRA registration number and details of your current professional indemnity insurance policy.
VETERINARY/WILDLIFE/SHELTER/ZOO WORKERS - PLEASE REGISTER HERE
If you are a veterinary/wildlife/shelter worker who has, or is currently, treating and/or caring for injured or sick wildlife or animals as a result of the bushfires in Australia, please complete the registration form HERE. To ensure the support is going where needed, you will be required to provide information to validate your work within this area.
If you have any queries regarding this process, please contact us here.
We thank our partners for their support in providing this service and making this possible.