New dedicated service to support Australia's mental health through COVID-19
In response to the growing demand for mental health support, Beyond Blue recently received funding from the federal government to build a dedicated COVID-19 Mental Health Support Service – this service is now live and can be accessed here.
The service will offer free counselling by mental health professionals for all people in Australia 24/7, both online and over the phone. It will also provide free and easily accessible information and advice around coping with COVID-19, isolation and connection, workplace and financial hardship, and how best to support the mental health of loved ones. The service will be continually updated with new information, and enhanced with other tools and supports, over the coming weeks and months.
For background information, goals and key messages, download Beyond Blue's media release here.