Wellbeing Services

Why health and wellbeing are important for successes in learning and life

Open Access College has a critical role in supporting students to make healthy lifestyle choices and to understand consequences on lifelong health and wellbeing. The link between health and wellbeing and positive academic performance is well researched:

  • developing strong, supportive relationships in schools provides a safer and more inclusive environment for students to engage in their studies and learn
  • healthy students are more alert, engaged and better able to concentrate and learn

The Open Access College and wellbeing leaders and Allied Health Professionals provide ongoing support for student wellbeing and learning including linking with services which are appropriate and accessible. The directory provides a range of services which you can access to provide ongoing assistance.

Calm Kid Central

Help children (and parents) with big feelings and life challenges.


The Brave Program

Online self-program, designed to help young people with anxiety overcome their worries and improve the quality of their lives. Email [email protected]



Free/Normal call charges apply

Online support for young people 12-25 so they can chat Young people may contact us if they need advice, are worried about their mental health or are feeling isolated or alone.




Online self-help program designed to help users prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.


This Way Up TeenStrong

Free course registration until the end of April 2020

To help equip young people (aged 12-17), and their parents, with proven and effective tools to transition into early adulthood, and better cope with these feelings, we have created the TeenSTRONG program. It is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which has a lot of evidence showing it is effective for many people of all ages, including adolescents.


This Way Up – Mindfulness-based CBT Course

$59 for three months access

This program incorporates principles of both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Training, and was developed to help people who are troubled by both sets of symptoms. It is based on our Mixed Depression and Anxiety Course – the course that primary care clinicians generally find most useful for their patients.This course is only available for enrolment under clinician guidance, and we recommend finding a clinician who is familiar with mindfulness practices.


Forums at Psych Central

Free to browse and register.

Online forums with various topic areas, including mental health support, treatments and self-care strategies, health and other supports.


Mental Health Online-anxiety


Mental Health Online provides comprehensive and effective online services and programs free of charge. If you’re experiencing mental distress, our services can help you understand and address your needs through self-assessment, self-help and, if you choose, online professional support.


Mindspot-anxiety and depression

Fees are for the therapist assisted program

Provide online assessment and online treatment courses to follow up. The courses are based on well-tested principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), and are available to people aged 18 years and over, currently living in Australia, with symptoms of anxiety, depression and chronic pain.


Last updated: 26 March 2020