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Accessing mental health treatments through your employer

Closes
1 January 2018
Status
Closed
Who can take part
Time required

Activity Detail

NewAccess is an existing Beyond Blue service that has already been used by over 6,000 people nationally. Beyond Blue are now looking to expand the reach of NewAccess to support more Australians.

We know this service is effective with an independent evaluation showing a 67.8% recovery rate. It is also liked by participants with high completion rates of 88%.

Based on this information we are currently looking into the feasibility of employers providing this service.

The below survey will explore your likelihood as an employee to use this service.

We need your help to better understand if you would use this service if offered by your employer and how and where you might prefer to use the service.

Responses will be provided anonymously to the project team at Beyond Blue. Your responses are confidential and you will not be identified.

Background

NewAccess has been developed to support people experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. It's an easy to understand service that does not use medical jargon. It can be accessed without a referral from a GP or any other consultation.

NewAccess provides up to six guided, self-help sessions delivered by a specifically trained coach. Sessions can occur face-to-face, over the phone, via Skype or Face Time.

People using NewAccess work with their Coach to identify key problems and goals that they would like to address. The sessions are focused and the person receives resources and homework tasks to complete in between sessions. In this way, NewAccess arms people with the skills to combat depression and/or anxiety.

Activity Results

This activity is now closed. If you have any queries regarding this activity please contact the blueVoices Team on 03 9810 6100 or via email.

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