What is the aim of the Wellbeing Course?
The Wellbeing Course is designed to help adults aged 26-64 years learn to manage mild, moderate, and severe symptoms of depression and anxiety. The Wellbeing Course is designed to provide the information and skills that you would normally receive from a Mental Health Professional. The aim of the course is 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.
What is involved?
The Wellbeing Course consists of five lessons over an eight week period. 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 destructive 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 are afraid of avoiding
- Stories of how people from all across Australia have recovered
- How to stay well once the course has finished.
Who is this course suitable for?
The course is designed for adults aged 26 and older with symptoms of depression and anxiety. This includes people who experience symptoms of low mood or depression as well as those who may be experiencing symptoms of stress, social anxiety, panic attacks or excessive worry. The course is designed to help those who want to learn information and skills to improve the quality of their lives.
Participating in the course is recommended for those who have at least four hours a week to spend working on the course and practicing the skills. The course is not suitable for those who are currently suicidal, do not have access to the internet or who are not Australian residents. We also do not recommend this course to people who are currently receiving psychological therapy for anxiety or depression. If you have very severe symptoms we strongly recommend that you see a GP and a Psychologist and/or Psychiatrist for assessment and treatment. You can find out if you are eligible for this course by taking completing the MindSpot Online Screening Assessment.
- Over 5,000 people have used this course at the MindSpot Clinic
- 95% of people said they would recommend the course
- On average symptoms of anxiety and depression reduced by 40-50%
- The Wellbeing course has been trialled at the eCentreClinic in 5 randomised controlled trials with more than 1,000 people, with excellent results (available here)
- People who read at least three of the five lessons are likely to make good improvements
- The Wellbeing course is very helpful for people with OCD or PTSD who also have symptoms of anxiety or depression
Joining the Wellbeing Course is easy.
To learn more details about our treatment courses, click here.
Then, complete a MindSpot Clinic Online Screening Assessment. This will provide you with information about your symptoms and treatment options. If it is suitable for your symptoms, you will then get access to the next Wellbeing Course.
If you do not have access to the Internet, please call us on 1800 61 44 34 to begin your assessment.
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 Prof Nick Titov and Dr Blake Dear.