About the PTSD Online Program

The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program is designed to help you understand and manage symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and helps you to learn how to change the unhelpful thoughts and beliefs maintaining PTSD. It can also teach you useful distraction and relaxation techniques, and ways to reduce stress or physical symptoms.

 

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 PTSD Online program has 12 modules that you can do in your own time and have access to for 12 months. It provides information about PTSD and helps you to understand why it develops. PTSD Online also introduces the skills and strategies that can help you to:

 

·         Identify the symptoms of PTSD   

·         Learn relaxation techniques including progressive muscle relaxation

·         Gain control of physical reactions

·         Learn how to change any unhelpful thoughts and beliefs maintaining PTSD

·         Plan to maintain your mental health gains after the course

 

How do I use the PTSD program?

 

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

 

You can work through the PTSD 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?

 

The PTSD program may be most helpful for people who experience mild to moderate PTSD. 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 PTSD you may like to talk to your GP or mental health professional about whether the PTSD 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 PTSD program.

 

To get started sign up here.

Last Updated : 13-Mar-2019