Mental health resources for health professionals - MindSpot Clinic
MindSpot Clinic will be closed from 8pm ADST on Thursday the 1st of April and reopen at 8am on Tuesday the 5th of April due to public holidays.
Existing patients will still be able to access all treatment courses online as per usual and we will respond to new referrals and contacts from 8AM ADST on Tuesday 5th of April 2021.


Researchers at MindSpot and Macquarie University’s eCentreClinic have spent many years carefully developing and administering assessments and treatment courses to help people manage symptoms of anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Our commitment to improving emotional wellbeing pays off – our treatment courses consistently produce positive results.

To give people the best chance of success, we make sure every MindSpot treatment course is clinically tested and proven to work. ​

​Below are resources that we find helpful in assessing and treating symptoms of depression, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic and panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and chronic pain.

Please feel free to use the resources on this page to assist with the care of your patient. ​

Accurate, reliable and regular measurement of symptoms is a cornerstone of effective evidence-based treatment. We cannot tell whether a treatment is having a positive effect or whether a different treatment approach is indicated if we do not measure symptoms. The following questionnaires are used by the eCentreClinic in clinical trials and by MindSpot in patient treatment.​

General anxiety

The Generalised Anxiety Disorder 7-item (GAD-7) is a widely used questionnaire designed to help health professionals measure and monitor symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) in patients. The GAD-7 is based on the diagnostic criteria for GAD described in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV).


The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) is widely used to help health professionals measure and monitor the symptoms of depression in patients. The PHQ-9 is based on the diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder described in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV).

Note: You may use this information for personal reference only. MindSpot endeavours to ensure all information is correct at the time of inclusion. However, the accuracy of the material cannot be guaranteed and people using the information do so entirely at their own risk. The information may not be reproduced or published in any other way or by any means without the prior written consent of the eCentreClinic, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Australia.