Anxiety and Depression Test (K10)

We’re glad you’re taking the time to reflect on your mental health.  

Mental health often changes over time. You can have ups and downs, good days and bad days. Whatever you’re going through, you’re not alone. Help is available.   

This test will help you understand your level of distress. It will suggest support options and resources to help you based on your results.  

Ready to start the K10?

What is the Anxiety and Depression Test (K10)?  

It’s a short test that asks 10 questions about how you’ve been feeling over the past 4 weeks.  

Your answers will help us measure your level of distress and give you a result. 

You can then access resources and support to help you. 

Australian doctors and mental health professionals use this test, known as the K10. They sometimes ask you to take the K10 and talk about it with you. 


About your K10 test results 

Your K10 test result suggests the level of distress you’re experiencing. It ranges from low to very high.  

Your result also: 

  • tells you what your distress level means 
  • recommends what you can do now 
  • directs you to support and resources designed for you.  

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


Supporting someone else 

The Anxiety and Depression Test (K10) is for people to assess their levels of distress. 

If you're worried about someone else’s mental health, 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 Anxiety and Depression Test (K10) 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 take the test. 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


Professor Ronald C Kessler of the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School is thanked for the use of research on the K10 funded by US Public Health Service Grants RO1 MH46376, R01 MH52861, RO1 MH49098, and K05 MH00507 and by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation Network on Successful Midlife Development (Gilbert Brim, Director).