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Support for Somerset residents following fires

COUNSELLING support is being offered to Somerset residents following bushfires across the region.

Published: 29th November 2019

COUNSELLING support is being offered to Somerset residents following bushfires across the region.

An initiative of Somerset Regional Council and the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, support is available at Esk and Jimna until Tuesday, 24 December.

Mayor Graeme Lehmann said staff from UnitingCare Queensland (Lifeline) were based at the Esk Uniting Church from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and Jimna Community Hall from 9.30am to 4pm Friday.

“If people are experiencing emotional stress or personal hardship after the recent bushfires, help is available,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Most people affected by a disaster will recover with the provision of basic support, while others will require extra care.

“Staff in Somerset are offering counselling and emotional support, along with advice on accessing further assistance.”

For more information phone Somerset Regional Council on (07) 5424 4000.

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