About the GAD Online Program

The Generalised Anxiety (GAD) Program is designed to help you understand the nature of anxiety and worry and to learn the skills and strategies that help manage anxiety and improve overall mental health and wellbeing.
 

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

 

What to Expect?

 

The GAD program has 12 modules that you can do in your own time and have access to for 12 months.

 

It provides information about anxiety and introduces skills and strategies that can help you to:

 

·         Understand and identify anxiety and worry

·         Monitor and reduce specific anxiety symptoms

·         Gain control of physical reactions

·         Identify and replace unhelpful beliefs and ways of thinking

·         Learn problem-solving techniques

·         Make lifestyle changes to improve your wellbeing

 

How do I use the GAD program?

 

You can enrol in the GAD program after signing up for an account with Mental Health Online.

 

You can work through the GAD program yourself, in your own time. We recommend coming back to the course once a week to work through the activities.

 

You can also choose to sign up to one of our free therapist support options to access 12 weeks of support from our therapists while you use the course. Choose from:

·         Email support

·         Video + email

·         Live chat + email

 

Is this course right for me?

A certain amount of worry is normal in everyday life, but when worry, tension, and anxiety becomes excessive, are experienced most of the time, and are present for more than 6 months; this may be the symptoms of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

The GAD program may be most helpful for people who experience mild to severe anxiety. You might also find the GAD program useful if you don’t have a diagnosis of anxiety but have difficulties with worry. 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 alongside general anxiety symptoms you may like to talk to your GP or mental health professional about whether the GAD program is right for you.

 

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 Clinic Manager at contactmho@swin.edu.au

 

 

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 the GAD program.

 

To get started sign up here.

Last Updated : 07-Mar-2019