Nearly 3 million Australians live with depression and/or anxiety, yet more than half do not seek support.
NewAccess is an early intervention program intended to provide easily accessible, free and quality services for people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety who are currently not accessing mental health services. The program aims to support hard to reach groups like men, of whom only one in four seek support.
The NewAccess program is the result of four years of research and collaborative discussion in Australia and is based on the highly successful UK Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative. IAPT is a NHS (National Health Service) program rolled out across England and proven to be a success.
NewAccess follows the UK model closely, but has been adapted for the Australian context. beyondblue has received overwhelming support through consultations with mental health professionals, peak bodies, and people who experience depression and anxiety, their friends and family.
NewAccess is a beyondblue program funded by The Movember Foundation and beyondblue.
What is NewAccess?
- An early intervention program for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression
- Free, confidential, Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Easy access for those less likely to seek support
- Linking patients/clients into local community networks and engaging them with other service providers should they require it (i.e. employment, financial or housing assistance)
- Trained and clinically supervised coaches provide individual tailor made support programs, incorporating relevant areas such as problem solving, goal setting, dealing with worry or exposure therapy
- Self-help techniques that enable people to lead their own recovery
Find out more about NewAccess