Self-help

Learn more about mental health and wellbeing; find online tools and resources.

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 Online self-help programs

Finding apps & tools

About

Mind Health Connect

Provide a list of research tested and clinically sound online programs aimed at helping people deal with their mental health issues and promote eTherapy and self-care. Some are listed in more detail below.

By Mind Health Connect (funded by the Australian Government and operated by Healthdirect Australia)

Beacon

Beacon is a portal to online applications for mental and physical disorders. Reviewed and rated by a panel of experts, websites and mobile applications are listed, including the evidence that supports their efficacy. Reviews of internet support groups are now also included.

By Australian National University

ReachOut for
Professionals

ReachOut for professionals provides an easy to navigate portal for apps and online tools - particularly those suitable for youth. It covers across mood disorders, anxiety disorders, wellbeing and less common mental health issues.

By ReachOut.com

Apps and tools About

BRAVE

The BRAVE program is an online self-help program that contains both resources and information for children, teenagers and their parents. It is designed specifically to help young people with anxiety overcome their worries and improve the quality of their lives.

By University of Queensland, Griffith University & University of Southern Queensland

e-couch

An open-ended interactive self-help program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief. e-couch presents users with a range of different skills to access depending on what feels right for them. FREE

By Australian National University

Mental Health Online

Self-help courses for persons experiencing mild difficulties (FREE) and a 12 week online-therapist assisted program for those identified as having moderate-severe difficulties ($120). Courses on Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

By Swinburne University of Technology

Mindspot

Structured eight-week courses for Australian adults with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive compulsive behaviours. Users have access to assessment with therapist feedback, an 8-week online or postal therapy course beginning the first Monday of the month supported by telephone or email guidance from a therapist, and help finding local services. FREE

By Macquarie University

MoodGYM

A structured five-module course covering information, assessments, self-help skills and exercises. Designed for people experiencing symptoms of depression, has also been shown to assist in reducing symptoms of anxiety. FREE

By Australian National University

MyCompass

Resource for all people with a focus on building resilience and good mental health providing tips and exercises to maintain good mental health. There are also modules on mild to moderate stress, anxiety and depression. FREE

By Black Dog Institute

OnTrack

Alcohol and depressions, alcohol, odd experiences, supporting someone with a mental illness, flood and storm recovery, health and mood support for persons with Type II diabetes.

By National eTherapy Centre

THIS WAY UP

Self-help courses for worry and sadness, stress management, and shyness. A 6-week clinician-assisted course for anxiety and depression ($55) which can be accessed with a referral from your GP. Go to the page and 'take a test'.

By Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and University of New South Wales)

The ToolBox

The ToolBox app allows young people to work out health and wellbeing goals, then download recommended apps for each goal and read reviews by health professionals and young people.

By ReachOut.com

  • Connect to mental health services in NSW - WayAhead
  • NSW Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511

The Mental Health Line is a 24-hour telephone service operating seven days a week across NSW. It is staffed by mental health professionals who can refer you to the most appropriate point of care.

Other support groups