Beyond Blue is working around the clock to build a dedicated COVID-19 Mental Health Support Service.
This is in response to the growing demand for mental health support as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
This new service will be funded by the Australian Government.
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.
The Beyond Blue Support Service offers short term counselling and referrals by phone and webchat on 1300 22 4636.