The woman behind a successful child play therapy space at Wangaratta bushfire relief centre hopes to expand the program to other community affected by bushfires.
Brook River, a provisional psychologist from Melbourne, said she was putting together a government proposal in the hopes of getting the Kids Safe Spaces program into more fire affected communities.
Ms River said the proposal was less about funding and more about getting an approved and recognised template that could easily be implemented elsewhere.
She said the program hoped to utilize relevant volunteers and existing spaces, like kindergartens not being used over the summer break, meaning funding would only be needed for a social worker and psychologist.
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Ms River said one days Kids Safe Space in Wangaratta had about 55 children come, share and play.
She said more than anything, the program was about providing a space for children away from stress.
"It provides a safe space for children to be able to play and have fun while their parents deal with the some of the heavier stuff in a different space," she said.
"It provides a nervous system deactivation, so they can get back into the flow of having fun, despite what's going on."
Ms River said art therapists, counsellors, paramedics and yoga teachers all donated their time to the Wangaratta service.