Navigating COVID-19 Together

We understand the challenges you are currently facing. AAPi is here to support you. We are stronger together. 

On this page you will find all of our COVID-19 Resources in the one place.

AAPi COVID-19 Resources

Other Useful Resources 

Privacy Checklist for Telehealth Services

The Department of Health has released a checklist to help you comply with privacy guidelines when providing telehealth services.


AHPRA has released telehealth guidance for practitioners. 

 These can be viewed here. 


e-Friend Launch Virtual Peer Support

eFriend is an innovative new approach to virtual peer support in Australia developed by Independent Community Living Australia (ICLA) to help people who may be experiencing loneliness, isolation, distress, difficulty coping with the impact of trauma, or if they are struggling with anxiety, depression or thoughts of self-harm.

eFriend builds on the existing network of support lines, web-based services and peer support groups in Australia by offering something unique through one-to-one sessions with an eFriend Peer using an individualised, virtual model.

This model differs from anonymous crisis support lines and borrows from telehealth (where you connect each time with the same person), ensuring that you don’t have to retell your story each time you call.

eFriend also combines the methodology of ‘befriending’ developed in the UK to combat loneliness with the expertise of a trained peer support worker.

eFriend complements other support lines and services delivered by other national mental health organisations, and builds on ICLA’s 30 years of expertise and experience in delivering in-community support for people living with mental illness and trauma.

eFriend is staffed by a trained team of peer support workers who have a lived experience of mental ill health, trauma or distress and who can provide immediate non-clinical, peer-based mental health support to people.

Further information on eFriend can be found on their website https://efriend.org.au/


Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) New COVID-19 Support Service

Coronavirus support services provided by PANDA commenced on May 1. PANDA has strengthened the services provided through the Helpline and have commenced development of additional resources for new and expecting parents and toolkits for health professionals. More information can be found on their website https://www.panda.org.au/


COVID-19 Resources for First Australians

Gayaa Dhuwi has COVID-19 resources developed for First Australians. Checkout www.gayaadhuwi.org.au/coronavirus


Free COVID-19 support line for Senior Australians

Senior Australians, their families and carers can now call a dedicated free call support line aimed at supporting the mental health of those impacted by the spread of COVID-19.

The support line will operate Monday to Friday, except public holidays, from 8.30am to 6pm.

The number is 1800 171 866.

Further information can be found on National Seniors Australia Website.


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