Online support and treatments

Online support and treatments

Online information and support
Online treatment
Apps

 

Online information and support

Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic)

Provides support, recovery and educational services to people and families living with anxiety.

Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, The University of Melbourne

No age restrictions. Provides information on mental health problems that can develop following trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders, and advice on seeking help and treatment for these problems.

Bite Back, Black Dog Institute

Age range: 12-18. A space where young people can check out real life stories and discover ways to amplify the good stuff in life. It involves positive psychology-based activities, quizzes, information, videos, blogs and competitions.

BluePages, Australian National University (ANU)

No age restrictions. Provides information on treatments for depression based on the latest scientific evidence. BluePages also offers symptoms quizzes for depression and anxiety, a depression search engine, and links to other helpful resources.

BlueBoard (part of Blue Pages), Australian National University (ANU)

Age range: 18+. A moderated online community for people experiencing a wide range of mental health concerns including depression or anxiety, their friends and carers, and for those who are concerned that they may have depression or anxiety and want some support. The hope is that this bulletin board will enable people to reach out and both offer and receive help and know they are not alone.

mindhealthconnect

Access to trusted, relevant mental health care services, online programs and resources.

ReachOut.com, Inspire Foundation

Age range: 14-24. A range of mental health issues faced by young people. Information and stories, online forums and blog, youth involvement.

Reconnexion

Phone 1300 273 266  Email info@reconnexion.org.au

Provides accessible evidence-based information, support and treatment for people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, benzodiazepine or analgesic dependency and related problems. Services include information and telephone support (Australia wide), education and training for health professionals, providing secondary consultation in the benzodiazepine program, and community awareness and education.

 

Online treatment 

Anxiety Online, National eTherapy Centre, Swinburne University of Technology

Age range: 18+. Online assessment, self-help and therapist-assisted treatment, cognitive behaviour therapy for Generalised anxiety disorder, Social anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder and Obsessive compulsive disorder.

Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic)

Provides information on anxiety and treatment. Also has youth-specific information.

Anxiety Treatment Australia

Provides information about anxiety and the treatment options available.

BRAVE online

Email brave4you@uq.edu.au

A free online program for the prevention and treatment of anxiety in Australian children and young people aged 8–17 years, and their parents. This program aims to teach young people the skills they need to reduce anxiety and to cope with stressful situations.

eCentreClinic, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University

Age range: 18+ (with separate courses for older adults aged 60+). A not-for-profit initiative of the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. This internet-based research clinic develops and tests state-of-the-art, free online treatment courses for people with symptoms of worry, anxiety (including OCD and PTSD), stress, depression, low mood and other health conditions, including chronic pain. 

e-couch, Australian National University (ANU)

Designed for 16+ but has been used with younger adolescents. A self-help interactive program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety and worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss and grief. It provides evidence-based information and teaches strategies drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.

MindSpot Clinic

A national online and telephone assessment and treatment service for adults with anxiety or depression. Offers online and telephone screening assessments and effective treatment courses that people can do online or with telephone support from a trained therapist. The service is free.

MoodGYM, Australian National University (ANU)

Designed for ages 15-25, but has also been found effective for adults. This free, fun, interactive program consists of a number of different modules that aim to help identify and overcome problem emotions and show how to develop good coping skills for the future. 

myCompass, Black Dog Institute

Age range: 18+. An interactive self-help service that aims to promote resilience and wellbeing for all Australians. myCompass is a guide to good mental health – it points you in the right direction. You can track your moods, write about them and view information and tips. You can also choose to do one of the modules designed to help you manage mild to moderate stress, anxiety and depression. This is a self-help resources via mobile or computer.

Shyness and Social Anxiety Treatment Australia

Phone (03) 9819 3671 or 0419 104 284  Email catherine@socialanxietyassist.com.au

Provides information about social anxiety, treatment options, psychologists around Australia who treat social anxiety, group therapy and workshops, support groups, articles, resources and links to other sites.
 

This Way Up, St Vincent’s Hospital & University of NSW

Age range: 18+. Online services developed by The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD). CRUfAD is a joint facility of St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales, established to reduce the impact of anxiety and depressive disorders on people. Provides online treatment, education and research in depression and anxiety.

The aim is to reduce the burden of anxiety and depression by conducting research and educating individuals about how to recover, and training and up-skilling clinicians about how to treat and cure anxiety and depression. Covers depression, GAD, panic mixed depression and anxiety.


Apps

PTSD Coach Australia

Available from iTunes for free. Developed by the Australian Centre of Posttraumatic Mental Health for people receiving treatment for Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), specifically for use of Australian veterans and personnel serving in the Defence Force. This is an app that helps people understand and manage symptoms of PTSD.

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