Since most people have to wait a little while to get a face to face appointment, eMental Health can be a good option when you start noticing problems, as you can access courses straight away, pick up some strategies and start taking the first steps towards feeling better.
e-Mental Health programs have been proven effective in the treatment and management of mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Some e-Mental Health programs also provide print outs and reports which you can look back on, or use to discuss with your GP or mental health professional.
The programs we have recommended have been researched, developed and tested in Australia.
Top Tips for Working with e-Mental Health
- Act now and log on – there’s no better time to start
- Choose a regular time and day to log onto the program and do the homework
- Choose a time and space where you will not be interrupted and you will be able to concentrate
- Take advantage of the downloadable sections of the program so you can always access the things you have learnt
- Don’t forget to do the homework exercises – they are an important way to make the lessons “stick”
- Check in now and again with your GP
- These tools are always there for you, so keep an eye on what works for you and what doesn’t
Frequently Asked Questions
Online Treatment Programs
- myCompass І mycompass.org.au
An interactive self-help service that aims to promote resilience and wellbeing for all Australians.
- MindSpot І mindspot.org.au
Educational and practical exercises with regular contact with a MindSpot therapist, allowing help to be obtained in a discreet, effective way.
- Smiling Mind App І smilingmind.com.au
Smiling Mind is a unique app developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life.
- Beyond Now App І beyondblue.org.au
The Beyond Now suicide safety planning app helps you stay safe if you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings, distress or crisis.
Useful Search Portals and Websites
- Head to Health І headtohealth.gov.au
Head to Health can help you find the right Australian digital mental health and wellbeing resources, for yourself or for someone you care about
Resources for Young People
- eHeadspace І eheadspace.org.au
A confidential, free, anonymous, secure space where 15-25 year olds can chat, email or speak with qualified youth mental health professionals.
- BITE BACK І biteback.org.au
An ever-changing space which aims to improve the wellbeing and mental fitness of 12-18 year olds, based on the principles of positive psychology.
- ReachOut І reachout.com
A mental health website for people under 25.
- Youth Beyond Blue l youthbeyondblue.com
Mental health education and links to phone support for 12-25 year olds.