Dubbo residents feeling overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic are being offered support from the comfort of their homes.
Not-for-profit healthcare provider, Marathon Health, is reminding the community about its NewAccess telehealth program.
Developed by Beyond Blue, the program NewAccess offers free mental health support via telephone or video.
The program can be accessed without a GP referral and provides up to six free sessions with a trained mental health coach.
Marathon Health reports the program has a track record of helping people "tackle pressure"
It says "local NewAccess services" have a recovery rate of more than 80 per cent, almost 10 per cent higher than that of the national average.
Mental health coach Jo Symonds said the saturation of messaging around the coronavirus, called COVID-19, and uncertainty about its effects on day-to-day life could lead people to feel anxious and overwhelmed.
"It is not unusual to feel panic about abnormal situations such as the recent unprecedented bushfires and now COVID-19," she said.
"We encourage anyone who needs a little extra support to get back on track, to pick up the phone and call us."
Ms Symonds said there were simple ways to "maintain your mental health".
"It's important to stay connected with friends and family via email, social media, and telephone," she said.
"Even while practising physical distancing, you can still feel connected and supported."
To schedule an appointment or get more information visit marathonhealth.com.au .
Marathon Health is the the largest non-government employer of allied health staff in Western NSW.