About the Panic Stop Program

The Panic STOP! Program
contains a range of resources designed to help you manage panic and agoraphobia. You will increase your understanding of panic attacks and panic disorder and learn the skills and strategies useful for managing panic.


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 Panic STOP! program has 12 modules that you can do in your own time and have access to for 12 months.


It provides information about Panic Disorder, with or without agoraphobia, and introduces skills and strategies that can help you to:


·         Identify the symptoms of Panic Disorder

·         Self-monitor your specific panic symptoms and mood

·         Gain control of physical reactions

·         Learn how to cope with, and reduce panic attacks

·         Learn relaxation techniques

·         Make lifestyle changes to improve your wellbeing


How do I use the Panic STOP! program?


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


You can work through the Panic STOP! 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?


The Panic STOP! program may be most helpful for people who experience mild to moderate panic symptoms (with or without agoraphobia). You might also find Panic STOP! useful if you don’t have a diagnosis of panic disorder but experience difficulties with managing panic. 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.



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 Panic STOP! program.



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