Free mental health coaching program
NewAccess is a free mental health coaching program, designed by beyondblue and delivered by Wellways, to provide accessible, quality services for anyone finding it hard to manage life stress.
The program uses Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practices and aims to help people break the cycle of negative or unhelpful thoughts.
According to beyondblue, millions of people in Australia do not access support to manage the way they feel when they need it. In addition, mental health services are swamped by demand and early support programs are limited. This is where NewAccess is playing such a crucial role.
After 10 plus years of research and development, including a three-year trial in Australia and independent evaluation, the NewAccess program is giving thousands of people in Australia the practical tools to manage unhelpful thoughts and get back on track.
The first program is about to be launched in Victoria by Gippsland PHN in collaboration with beyondblue and Wellways.
NewAccess is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health via Primary Health Networks (PHNs) across Australia, who commission service providers to deliver NewAccess in their region.
To find out more, go to https://www.wellways.org/our-services/newaccess or https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/newaccess