MindSpot Wellbeing Course to manage anxiety and depression - MindSpot Clinic

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MindSpot Wellbeing Course

​The MindSpot Wellbeing Course helps adults aged 26–65 years learn to manage mild, moderate, and severe symptoms of depression and anxiety.

The Wellbeing Course aims to support you to gain better control over your symptoms by learning core skills that will improve your confidence, and help you get back to living a full and satisfying life.

The Wellbeing Course consists of five lessons over an eight-week period. It provides the information and skills that you would normally receive from a mental health professional. You can choose to receive weekly therapist support during the course, or you can choose to contact us when you need to. The course aims to help people break unhelpful habits and learn the following core psychological skills:​

  • How to recognise the cycle of symptoms involved in anxiety and depression
  • How to recognise and challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs
  • How to recognise and manage physical symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • How to gain confidence by learning to safely confront things you have been avoiding
  • How to stay well once the course has finished

The Wellbeing Course is recommended for people who:​

  • Are 26–65 years of age
  • Are Australian residents
  • Experience symptoms of low mood, depression, stress, social anxiety, panic attacks or excessive worry
  • Have at least four hours a week to spend working on the course and practising the skills

The Wellbeing Course is not suitable for people who:

If you have very severe symptoms we strongly recommend that you see a GP and a psychologist and/or psychiatrist for assessment and treatment.

We strongly recommend you discuss your participation in this course with your GP and other health professionals. Maintaining a good working relationship with your GP is essential and they can help you decide whether this program is going to be suitable for you.

You can find out if you are eligible for this course by completing the MindSpot Online Assessment.

  • More than 13,500 people have completed the Wellbeing Course at MindSpot.
  • Over 95% of people report they would recommend the Wellbeing Course.
  • On average people’s symptoms of anxiety and depression reduce by 50%.
  • The Wellbeing Course has been trialled at the eCentreClinic in five randomised controlled trials with more than 1,000 people, with excellent results.
  • People who read at least three of the five lessons are likely to make good improvements
  • The Wellbeing Course is now also used in clinics in Canada at the Online Therapy Unit and the etherapies Clinic.

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Development of the Wellbeing Course was funded by a Project Grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). This course was written by Professor Nick Titov and Associate Professor Blake Dear.