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COVID Connect

A phone call to keep you socially connected.

We are no longer taking registrations for COVID Connect. Please contact one of the following services, depending on your needs:

Social Support
Friend Line
1800 424 287
Mental Health and Social Isolation            
Beyond Blue
1800 512 348

Crisis support
13 11 14

If you need someone to talk to, whether you are feeling isolated or lonely - we’re here for you. 

Right now, many of us are dealing with stress and life changes resulting from COVID-19. Good social connection is essential to help maintain physical and mental wellbeing.

Our COVID Connect service is here for you.

A Red Cross volunteer is happy to call you for a friendly chat – once or regularly – its up to you! 

What is COVID Connect?

COVID Connect is a free service from Australian Red Cross to provide a friendly chat, a listening ear to help maintain or improve social connection to anyone who needs it during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Who is this service for?

COVID Connect is for adults of all ages. It is available to anyone and allows for regular access to a friendly human voice, listening ear and tips to improve social connection.

We have hundreds of trained volunteers, ready to have a yarn or chat in over 160 languages. 

Note: COVID Connect is not a service for people wanting assistance with their mental health or those who require assistance in a crisis.