Mental health check-in

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 check-in will help you understand what kind of support you might need right now. We’re here to help you find that support.

Ready to answer the first question?

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What is the mental health check-in? 

We’ll ask you 10 questions about how you’ve been feeling over the past 4 weeks. Your answers will help us: 

  • 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

Please don’t complete this checklist on behalf of someone else. The results and recommendations are designed for the person who needs help.

If you’re worried about someone else’s mental health, we encourage you to talk to them about it and support them to take this check-in themselves.

To start the conversation, read our tips on How to talk to someone you’re worried about.

Your privacy is important to us

Completing this check-in is anonymous. We won’t ask for your name and your answers won’t be tracked to you.

We do keep records about the number of visitors completing the checklist and what range of distress they fall into.

This allows us to:

  • develop and update the resources we provide you
  • measure general changes to the levels of distress in visitors 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).