Coaching program helps tackle mood

About three million people in Australia live with depression or anxiety but only a third seek support, according to beyondblue.

The national charity hopes to target this group via NewAccess, a self-referred, self-help program imported from the UK being trialled in Australia.

Beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell says the program is based on the UK Improved Access to Psychological Services model.

“The outcomes in the UK were, for people in the mild to moderate space, 50% recovered, which was similar to the figures of