Healthy North Coast

NewAccess – a beyondblue initiative

Coaching you through tough times



If life pressures are causing you stress, you can take action.

NewAccess is a FREE service that provides support in the form of a coach. It’s someone who can guide you in setting practical goals that will get you back on track.

Speak to a trained NewAccess coach in your area today.

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What is NewAccess?

NewAccess is a beyondblue program that provides a free and confidential support service to help you tackle day-to-day pressures.

A NewAccess coach, specially trained and experienced, will support you in setting practical goals that will get you back on track

How does NewAccess work?

The program includes six free sessions with a NewAccess coach. At your first appointment, your coach will complete an initial assessment with you and develop a program tailored to your needs.

Sessions occur over the phone or face-to-face, whichever works best for you.

Is the program right for me?

On average, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 8 men will experience some level of depression and 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety during their lifetime.

If any of the following are causing you to feel unhappy, moody, angry or unable to concentrate or sleep this service could be right for you:

  • Work stress or uncertainty
  • Change in living arrangements
  • New parent worries
  • Family problems
  • Health concerns or uncertainty
  • Long-term isolation or loneliness
  • Financial worries

Who are the Access coaches?

Access coaches are specifically trained at Flinders University to help guide you through your tailored plan. They are also well connected in the community and can point you in the right direction of other supporting groups such as employment, financial, education, housing and more.

What NewAccess clients have to say


“After my first meeting I felt relieved. With each successive meeting I felt more confident in myself to be able to overcome my attitude towards each problem I faced. I was given tasks and behavioural therapies to try, which are still in progress, but have greatly helped.

Most of my progress and thanks are attributed to my Access Coach, who not only encouraged me to try, but also made my attitudes and problems feel validated.”


My anxiety and stress was affecting my sleep, work and relationships. So, I took the opportunity to get support. After only five weeks, my breathing troubles, low mood and overall peaks of anxiety have dulled to almost non-existent. I am truly a happier person and my life is much more fulfilled, as I am able to be more present and live in the moment.

My Access Coach gave me the confidence and support I needed. This is not an all-talk program – it is highly practical and effective. I would highly recommend NewAccess to anyone experiencing anxiety or stress.”


“I stumbled across the NewAccess program when I was going through a tough and uncertain time. I am so glad that I did! During this time I discovered a lot about myself and with the skillful advice from my Access Coach, I was able to explore many aspects of my life in a new and refreshing way.

The program has assisted me greatly in crystallising my thoughts and feelings and tackling complex issues in my life in a positive way. I am able to draw on my strengths and change thinking habits that were unhelpful to me and others. I know that so many people would benefit greatly from this wonderful service and I am so grateful for the support it has provided.”