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For those having difficulty accessing face to face therapy, there are a range of online services available for people experiencing mild to moderate mental health conditions. Listed below are a range of different services worth exploring.

NewAccess: is a free program for anyone who is feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed about everyday life issues, such as work, study, relationships, health or loneliness.

Mental Health Online: Mental Health Online provides comprehensive and effective online services and programs free of charge. If you’re experiencing mental distress, their services can help you understand and address your needs through self-assessment, self-help and, if you choose, online professional support.

They are an initiative of Swinburne University’s National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) and funded by Australia’s Federal Department of Health.

Counselling Online: a free and confidential service that provides 24/7 support to people across Australia affected by alcohol and drug use. 

MindSpot: a free therapist-guided digital mental health clinic, providing mental health assessments and treatment to adults with anxiety, stress, depression and chronic pain.

MyCompass: is a free online self-help program for people with mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress.

THIS WAY UP: is part of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD). CRUfAD is a joint facility of St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales established to reduce the impact of anxiety and depressive disorders on individuals.

In crisis now?

If you or someone you know is in crisis now contact your local CAT team or present to your closest Emergency Department.

If you have imminent safety concerns about yourself or someone you know contact 000.

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