Coronavirus: Resources for Anxiety and Stress

Feelings of anxiety are common in the uncertainty of COVID-19. The Black Dog Institute’s tools and resources can be accessed by anyone, anywhere to help deal with this stress.

If you’re looking for ways to care for your mental health while we practice physical distancing, explore these pages that have been loaded with evidence-based resources and information designed for:

  • general feelings of anxiety and stress
  • schools and young people
  • workplaces and working from home
  • health professionals – guides and resources for patients
  • provision of evidence, policy and sector collaboration.

For official updates on the Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation, please refer to the Federal Department of Health and NSW Health.

Resources for general stress and anxiety

Online clinic:

Free online mental health assessment tool for people over the age of 18 providing a check-in on a range of conditions.


Personalised self-help tool for your mental health that includes daily monitoring and strategies for dealing with mild to moderate anxiety, stress and depression.

Settling the Mind: Mental Health and Coronavirus webinar series:

These webinars highlight resources and support for you whether you need information as a worker, health professional, school or community member.

Fact sheets:

Coronavirus resources for managers & workers

Evidence-based resources for managers and workers during the social distancing, remote working and extra stress of the pandemic.

Coronavirus resources for schools & young people

Resources and information for students, parents, carers and teachers to help reassure young people during the pandemic.

Coronavirus resources for health professionals

Latest information for Australian health professionals in treating the mental health of their patients in new models of working while managing their own mental health.

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

You can read the full Terms of Use by clicking here.