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Mental Health Online

Mental Health Online offers comprehensive and effective online services and programs free of charge. Mental Health Online provides online information, assessment, self-guided and therapist assisted programs for a variety of mental health issues including anxiety and depression.

Vision and mission

Mental Health Online’s mission is to ensure that people experiencing mental health difficulties have access to free information, effective digital treatment programs and appropriate further care recommendations, accessible whenever and wherever it’s needed.

How Mental Health Online can help

Mental Health Online provides free resources and services to help people experiencing mental health difficulties including:

  • High quality information and resources to help you understand mental health difficulties and their treatment
  • A comprehensive online psychological assessment (e-PASS) to help assess the type and severity of difficulties you may be experiencing
  • Evidence-based treatment programs
  • Access to Therapists support through your treatment program via email, video and instant chat.

Programs and apps and tools

Treatment Programs

Mental Health Online offers seven comprehensive treatment programs which can be worked through independently or with therapist support:

  • Depression Online Program: helps people learn about depression, and implement strategies to manage symptoms and improve overall wellbeing
  • Anxiety and Worry Online Program: a free program that helps people understand the nature of anxiety and worry and teaches skills and strategies to help manage symptoms and improve overall wellbeing
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program: helps people to understand and manage Post-Traumatic Stress by learning how to change unhelpful thoughts and beliefs and manage symptoms
  • OCD Stop! Program: helps people understand more about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and to learn strategies to change behaviour and thinking styles, and better manage obsessions and/or compulsions
  • Panic Stop! Program: helps to increase understanding of panic and learn skills and strategies to manage symptoms
  • Social Anxiety Online Program: helps people learn about social anxiety and implement skills and strategies to manage symptoms and improve overall wellbeing
  • Depression-Anxiety Program: a free program designed to help you manage the symptoms of depression and anxiety at the same time

Therapist Support

12 weeks of therapist support is also available for all Mental Health Online programs:

  • Therapist Assisted Program: weekly contact from one of our eTherapists via email, video or instant chat to help support and tailor programs to your needs

Mental Health Assessment

Mental Health Online also provides a comprehensive assessment tool:

  • e-PASS Assessment: to help assess the type and severity of difficulties you may be experiencing, and to suggest treatments, including our free programs and therapist support

VR Mindfulness

  • Access place: a series of free virtual reality (VR) mindfulness practices — to provide an alternative way of learning mindfulness by utilising immersive nature environments. You access place by registering for an account on Mental Health Online

Recommended links

This information was originally published on healthdirect - Mental Health Online.

Last reviewed: February 2024

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