What is NewAccess?
NewAccess is a free and confidential mental health coaching program for anyone feeling stressed or overwhelmed about the challenges in life. This includes helping people manage the distress associated with emergencies and disasters such as bushfire, drought or flood.
Developed by Beyond Blue and delivered by Wellways it's designed to support anyone 16 years and over, to tackle day to day challenges.
Why you'll love NewAccess
- It's free, so no out of pocket expenses
- The structured six session program gives you practical tools
- You work with a local coach who will guide you through a tailored, personal program
- It’s completely confidential
- No doctor’s referral or mental health treatment plan is required so you don't have to visit a doctor first
Please enquire below or call us on 03 5622 4140
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In the below video, Brenton talks about his experience with NewAccess:
You can access more stories from people who have been through the NewAccess program here. You can also read through our frequently asked questions. To see all available regions, visit our Find A Coach page.
NewAccess is NOT a crisis service. It is an early intervention program designed to support people early and prevent potential crises down the track.
If you require immediate support or advice, please call the Beyond Blue Support Service 24/7 on 1300 224 636. If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please call 000.
NewAccess service during the coronavirus pandemic
NewAccess will support people while following safe physical-distancing advice.
Our providers will continue to offer coaching via video or phone call during the coronavirus pandemic. Many providers are now back to face to face sessions, so please check with your provider directly to find out what options are available.
Remember, you don’t need a doctor’s referral to access this service, just enquire directly today.
The NewAccess Victorian Bushfire Support program is supported by the Victorian Government.