Many people may be feeling anxious, worried or afraid as new steps are introduced to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Looking after the mental health of ourselves, friends and family is an important part of staying well.

There are a number of high quality services we can access free from home.

The below websites have a mixture of self-guided mental health resources and programs as well as one-on-one connection to professionals through webchat, online counselling and phone services.

Last updated: 30 March 2020

Gateways to mental health online services

Find out more about online and telephone services available across NSW

Individual websites


  • Beyond Blue
    Online resources, webchat, phone calls, online forums.
  • Lifeline
    Online resources, phone counselling, text chat and webchat.
  • Black Dog Institute
    Online resources and online clinic.
  • Thiswayup
    Online courses to improve mental health. Free access to anxiety courses till 30 April.
  • Mycompass
    Online personalised self help tool designed by Blackdog.
  • Mental Health Online
    24/7 support, programs and e-therapists.
  • MindSpot
    Free online clinic, resources, and courses.
  • ECentre Clinic
    Run by Macquarie University, free online mental health courses.

Children and young people

Parents and teachers

24 hour suicide risk and emergency lines

Men specific

Resources, phone and online counselling – including for fathers.

New parents

    Resources and help for new parents.
  • Mum Mood Booster
    Online interactive treatment sessions.
  • COPE
    Online resources for new parents and families.
Current as at: Monday 30 March 2020
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW