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Help for people affected by coronavirus


The impact of COVID-19 on small businesses is devastating and the toll it is taking on people’s mental health is serious. Below is a list of different ways you can access support. If you're in isolation, don't worry – there are plenty of services available to you.

How to access mental health support


You can access mental health support through various means, such as:

  • your local general practitioner (GP)
  • online and phone-based counselling sessions
  • chat and email based mental health services
  • online workshops and webinars

Bulk billed Telehealth services

You and your employees can now access essential health services from using Telehealth services.

Telehealth is a medical consultation over the phone or using video conferencing services. This protects vulnerable people from having to attend an appointment in person. It also reduces the contact medical professionals have with people who may have been exposed to coronavirus.

You can make an appointment by calling your medical practitioner. They will let you know how to access this service.

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service


Beyond Blue has a free 24/7 service to help you deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your mental health and wellbeing. The Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service includes:

Business and mental health


With COVID-19 creating a completely different way of life than we have seen before, having the ability for your business to adapt and be agile can really help. Below are some ideas, information and tools and services to help your business at this extraordinarily difficult time.