Anxiety and depression test (K10) 

We’re glad you’re taking the time to check-in on your mental health.

Whatever you’re going through, you’re not alone – support is available.

Completing the K10 test will help you understand what kind of support you might need right now. We’re here to help you find that support.
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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.
  • measure your level of distress
  • help you find the support that’s right for you.  

Your answers and your result are anonymous. You can decide what you want to do with your result. We’ll give you some recommendations to get you started.

The check-in is an evidence-based assessment known as the K10. It’s commonly used by Australian GPs (doctors) and mental health professionals to understand the level of support you may need. 

What will happen after the check-in?

  • Find out what range of distress you fall into, ranging from low to very high
  • Learn what that means
  • Get recommendations about what steps to take next
  • Get help to find the support that’s right for you.

We won’t diagnose you with a mental health condition. Only a mental health professional can give you a diagnosis.

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). There may be a wait before a counsellor is available.
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