COVID-19 Roadmap Media Statement

6 September 2020

Please attribute to Beyond Blue spokesperson

Beyond Blue wants to remind everyone, especially Victorians, that free mental health and wellbeing support is available around the clock.

It’s never too early or late to reach out for support, get some practical advice and put a plan in place to help you cope.

It can really help to talk things through and mental health professionals at the Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service are available for everyone on 1800 512 348 or via online chat at

There’s no eligibility criteria and you don’t need a referral.

In the current circumstances, it’s normal to feel stressed, anxious, lonely, exhausted or overwhelmed.

So don’t think this is a service for other people or that your issue is too small. If you’re struggling to cope, pick up the phone or go online – don’t wait until things get worse or you reach crisis point.

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s My Business Health website provides resources for small business owners and sole traders affected by the pandemic.

The National Debt Helpline provides free counselling to help people tackle their debt problems on 1800 007 007 or at

We know this has also been a particularly stressful time for young people coping with isolation, remote learning and general uncertainty. Lots of young people need a little extra help right now, so we’ve joined forces with ReachOut to connect you with some resources to help you cope. For more information, visit


Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service or 1800 512 348.