About the Social Anxiety Online Program

Social Anxiety Online
is designed to help you learn and implement skills and strategies that help manage social anxiety and may improve your 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 Social Anxiety Program has 12 modules that you can do in your own time and have access to for 12 months. It provides information about social anxiety and introduces skills and strategies that can help you to:


·         Identify and monitor the symptoms of social anxiety

·         Learn relaxation and breathing techniques to reduce social anxiety symptoms

·         Discover and challenge unhelpful thoughts

·         Boost your wellbeing by making lifestyle changes

·         Face feared social situations using exposure therapy

·         Plan to maintain your mental health gains after the course


How do I use the Social Anxiety program?


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


You can work through the Social Anxiety 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 Social Anxiety Program may be most helpful for people who experience mild to severe anxiety that occurs in certain social situations. You might also find Social Anxiety Online useful if you don’t have a diagnosis of social anxiety but have had difficulty with anxiety in social situations in the past. 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 social anxiety, you may like to talk to your GP or mental health professional about whether the Social Anxiety 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 Social Anxiety Program.


To get started sign up here.

Last Updated : 03-Jan-2020