COVID-19 Mental Health Support
If you or someone you know is feeling anxious about COVID-19 (coronavirus) or struggling to cope - you can access mental health support.
Please note: this page provides information about mental health support and resources. You can find information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) here.
Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service
1800 512 348
- Mental Health information & resources
- Stay connected with self-care tips
- Access local mental health services
- Checking in with others
- Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service - new support service designed to help you during COVID-19
- Head to Health - resources, helplines, apps, online programs and forums
- Mind Spot - free mental health counselling (online & phone)
- Lifeline - 24/7 helpline
- Life in Mind – support information and sucide prevention resources
- Kids Helpline - for kids, teens and young people
- headspace - for young people
- Recovery Point - an app and website with mental health information and local services specific to our South Western Sydney region. Download free from App Store or Google Play.
There are helplines you can call if you need support. Is it an emergency? If you or someone you know if at immediate risk of harm - call 000.
Mental Health Helplines - available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
- Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service 1800 512 348
- Mental Health Line 1800 011 511
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
- MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78
- Lifeline Crisis Support Chat - 7 days per week, available 7pm - midnight.
- Kids Helpline Online Chat - 7 days per week, 8am - midnight.
- BeyondBlue Online Chat - 7 days per week, 3pm - midnight.
- ReachOut - 10 ways to take care of yourself during coronavirus
- R U OK - 5 ways to stay connected while physical distancing
- headspace - 7 tips for a healthy headspace
- MindSpot Wellbeing Plus - helps adults aged 60+ to learn core skills to better manage depression and anxiety
- Online Forum: Coping with the coronavirus - Beyond Blue
- OnlyHuman App - an app to help you feel better in your everyday life. Onlyhuman's formula is to use short films and simple tasks to boost wellbeing.
Download free from App Store or Google Play.
It is important to seek support if you are feeling overwhelmed. You can seek support by:
Speaking with friends or family to let them know how you feel can help (they may also appreciate talking to you about how they feel!)
Using digital mental health services that you can access online or over the phone
Connecting with a health professional such as your GP, a psychologist, or other mental health professional.
What free services are available?
We (South Western Sydney PHN) fund a range of local mental health services to support people in our region, including NewAccess. Our mental health services are still open and available at this time, as many services use phone or video call. All our services are free for people using them. Some services may require a referral from a GP.
If you need a GP referral, you can arrange to speak to your GP using telehealth (phone or video call appointment).
You can also get more information by calling our Mental Health Central Intake team on 1300 797 746.
In the video below, Erin shares her mental health journey and the way the You in Mind service has supported her.
If you’re feeling well and able to support someone, practically or emotionally, R U Ok's 'Connection Cards' can let someone know you’re there to help now and for as long as they need.
We encourage you to check in with yourself and others during this challenging time, and seek support when you need it.
It's ok not to feel ok. Get tips on seeking support. #InThisTogether