Mental Health Check-in

Mental health often changes over time. You can have ups and downs, good days and bad days.

You may feel healthy one day and a bit unsettled the next. Sometimes you start healing in a few days and other times you struggle. You may even feel in crisis.

These stages of mental health exist on a continuum from healthy to crisis. Your stage may change depending on what's happening and whether you have the support you need.

The Mental Health Continuum

The mental health continuum includes 6 stages of mental health. We all move along the continuum in different ways; it's not a straight journey.

You can use the Mental Health Check-in to figure out which stage you're at on the continuum.

At the end of the check-in, we'll tell you the common signs for your stage. You can then get the support and resources for where you’re at. These may help you stay healthy, begin healing or work towards healthy.

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Ready to start your check-in?

About the Check-in

We'll ask you to think about how you've been feeling lately. You then need to answer 5 questions.

We'll suggest which stage you are at on the mental health continuum. We'll tell you common signs for that stage and you can pick another one if you think it's not quite right.

You can then get resources and support for your stage. These can help you move towards healthy or stay healthy.

About your Check-in results

Your results suggest which stage you’re at on the mental health continuum at the time you used it. If your results don't feel quite right, you can pick another stage. We recommend Beyond Blue resources to support you at each stage on the continuum.

This tool can't diagnose mental health conditions. Only a mental health professional can do that. The tool aims to help you understand more about your mental health so you can get tailored support.

Worried about someone else?

The Mental Health Check-in is for people to assess their own mental health.

If you're supporting someone else, visit How to talk to someone you're worried about. This page has tips on how you can help them feel supported and seek mental health support and services.

Your privacy is important to us

The Mental Health Check-in is anonymous. We don’t ask for your contact details and we don’t use any cookies that remember the answers you provided.

We record how many people use the tool. We also record the responses for each question and the results pages we displayed. This helps us review its accuracy and improve it over time.

For more information, read our Privacy policy.