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Some CHSP workers don’t have access to workplace EAP counselling services or may be looking for additional support during this very stressful time.
These resources may help.

Mindspot – Coronavirus 1800614424  Free telephone counselling and resources – Maintaining Wellbeing for People Working on the Front Line https://mindspot.org.au/coronavirus

PHN funded mental health programs https://ncphn.org.au/coronavirus-information
They have just received additional funding to support people through the pandemic – all services at present are phone or teleconference

If any aged care staff need to speak to a counsellor they can call the Beyond Blue Nationwide Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service 1800 512 348
See link: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au
•             Workers don’t need a referral from a doctor, they can self-refer.
•             If they are feeling really anxious or stressed they can visit their doctor, get a mental health care plan with a support psychologist
•             New Access Coach- 6 sessions-for low intensity cognitive behaviour therapy- NewAccess is a free mental health coaching program for anyone who is feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed about everyday life issues. NewAccess is currently only available in parts of ACT, NSW, QLD and VIC.

You can find a coach in your area using the search link: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/newaccess/where-are-your-access-coaches-located
•             Beyond blue have a Webchat with counsellors available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via phone, webchat and email.
•             ReachOut also have a 24/7 webchat (also recommended by Beyond Blue) https://au.reachout.com/

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/newaccess

The supplement funding for small business may be useful for some providers.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/businesses-and-employment

Author: Linda Wirf
Project Coordinator Strategy and Engagement, Social Futures
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