Mental health check

Welcome to the Black Dog Institute Bush Fire Support Service

Alcohol use

This set of questions consider your relationship with alcohol and drinking behaviours.

Answer the following questions about your alcohol use during the past 12 months. "Alcoholic beverages" refer to beer, wine, spirits, etc. Please answer in terms of "standard drinks".

Let's see how you've been feeling...

Take a free mental health check

Our quick and easy mental health check has been designed with Emergency Service Workers and their adult family members in mind. It will provide insight into how you’re feeling right now, and give an indication of whether you are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress.

Mental health challenges following stressful or traumatic events are normal, common and treatable.

Your check-in report will help you understand your current symptoms and provide a range of flexible and evidence-based support options depending on your circumstances, including:

Information and resources on managing your symptoms

A confidential mental health app

The option of a consultation with our expert clinical team.

This report is also a great tool to help start a conversation with your GP.

The Grant Program for Emergency Services Workers trauma Care, including PTSD support services, is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs.

Your responses are anonymous and confidential. If you would prefer to speak to someone over the phone to do your mental health check, you can call us on (02) 8627 3314 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm). If you are in a crisis and need to speak to somebody outside of these hours, then you can call the Lifeline Bushfire Recovery line on 13 43 57.

Please read our full Terms of Use and Privacy Policy here.

Before you start the mental health check, here are some optional questions that will help us to continue improving the service for emergency service workers.

Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

From your last response it sounds as though you are having a particularly difficult time at the moment.

We want to ask you some more questions to get a full picture of what has been happening.

Please note that you can also call Lifeline on 13 11 14 for emergency support. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 000 immediately.

Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by the following problems?

The following questions may be stressful as they ask about traumatic events and symptoms that you may or may not have experienced.

The following are symptoms that people sometimes have after experiencing, witnessing or being confronted with a traumatic event, or learning that these things happened to someone you are close to (e.g., family member or friend).

How much have the following symptoms bothered you since the trauma/stressful event?

Done! Your report is now ready.

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Thank you for completing the mental health check.

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