About the Depression Online Program

Depression Online
 is designed to help you learn and implement skills and strategies that help manage depression and improve your overall mental health and wellbeing.

This program is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and has been developed by psychologists and researchers from the National eTherapy Centre 


What to Expect?


Depression Online has 11 modules that you can do in your own time and have access to for 12 months. It provides information about depression and introduces skills and strategies that can help you to: 


    • Identify the symptoms of depression 
    • Start using activity to improve your mood 
    • Discover and challenge unhelpful thoughts 
    • Boost your wellbeing by making lifestyle changes 
    • Plan to maintain your mental health gains after the course 


How do I use Depression Online?


You can enrol in Depression Online after signing up for an account with Mental Health Online. 


You can work through the Depression Online program by yourself or with support from one of our therapists. You can use the program in a flexible way, in your own time, and in a way that fits into your week. To get the most out of the program, we recommend committing a few hours a week to learn from the program materials and to practice the skills and strategies they introduce.

Considering therapist support?


If you reside in Australia, you can also sign up to our free Therapist Assist option to access 12 weeks of support from our therapists while you use the program.

If you choose this option you will talk with one of our therapists over the phone before beginning your program. During your program you will receive weekly email support from your therapist. You will also have the option of adding up to four live sessions with your therapist via our secure video and chat platform.


Is this program right for me? 


Depression Online may be most helpful for people who experience mild to moderate levels of depression. You might also find Depression Online useful if you don’t have a diagnosis of depression but have had difficulties with low mood.  It has been created for people who are: 


    • Over the age of 18 years 
    • Australian residents 


You can also complete our online mental health assessment called the e-PASS which will make recommendations about the program that might be right for you. 


If you experience severe depression symptoms you may like to talk to your GP or mental health professional about whether Depression Online is right for you. 



How do I get started? 


Making changes to support our mental health can be challenging and it takes time. We recommend putting aside a few hours each week to read about and work on the skills in Depression Online. 


To get started sign up here.


Mental Health Online is not a crisis service. If you are currently suicidal, are in crisis, or are in need of immediate help please contact one of the services listed here. 

If you would like to talk to one of our team about if this is right for you, contact our team at contactmho@swin.edu.au 

Last Updated : 22-Dec-2021