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VCC Emergencies Ministry – on Bourke St

Following another incident on Bourke St yesterday, there is a possibility of heightened media attention of past events, potentially triggering recollections and causing additional distress for those who were either directly involved or affected by it. This event may have ripple effects on a broader audience. 
VCC Emergencies Ministry will have a team of volunteers on Bourke on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th.
News reports about the coronial findings into the Bourke St tragedy may be very distressing for some people.
If you know someone who was affected, it’s a good idea to check on them to see if they’re ok. Or if you find you are getting upset, take a break from the news, turn off your TV or computer and limit your time on your mobile phone.
If at any time you are worried about your or a loved one’s mental health call:
• Lifeline 13 11 14
• Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
• SuicideLine 1300 651 251
• Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Get more information on the Better Health Channel‘s trauma recovery webpage.