About us

Mental Health Online provides comprehensive and effective online services and programs free of charge.  If you’re experiencing mental distress, our services can help you understand and address your needs through self-assessment, self-help and, if you choose, online professional support.


We are an initiative of Swinburne University’s National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) and funded by Australia’s Federal Department of Health.


What does Mental Health Online do?


Mental Health Online provides free resources and services to help people experiencing mental health difficulties, including anxiety, panic attacks and depression. We provide:


1. High quality information and resources to help you understand mental health difficulties and their treatment.


2. A comprehensive online psychological assessment program (e-PASS) to help you assess the type and severity of difficulties you may be experiencing, and to suggest treatments, including our free programs and therapist support.


3. Free 12-week online evidence-based treatment programs which you can complete in your own time. We offer programs for:


generalised anxiety disorder


social anxiety disorder                                                                                        

obsessive compulsive disorder

post-traumatic stress disorder

panic disorder with or without agoraphobia

Made-4-Me, a tailored program


4. Free optional access to eTherapists to support you through your treatment program. This is provided via email, but you can also add free video or instant messaging sessions.

Register with Mental Health Online to use our free services and learn more about your mental health. 

Our Mission and Values

Our mission is to ensure people experiencing mental health difficulties have access to free information, effective digital treatment programs, and appropriate further care recommendations, accessible whenever and wherever it’s needed.


We value:


Greater choice and self-determination about mental healthcare    


Best-practice delivery of digital solutions to support mental health


Accessible evidence-based mental health care for all


Our team

Associate Professor Neil Thomas, Dr Maja Nedeljkovic, Ms Fiona Foley, Dr Elizabeth Seabrook, Mr Robert Shaw


Mental Health Online Funding Partner


Australian Government Department of Health




Professor Mike Kyrios

Professor Britt Klein

Associate Professor David Austin

Dr Jo Abbott

Claire Young

Dr Klaire Wallace

Andrew Smith

Dr Lisa Ciechomski

Sue Lauder

Dr Joanna Mitchell

 Professor Denny Meyer

Dr Richard Moulding

Dr Sunil Bhar

David Nguyen


Kerrie Shandley

Dr Ben Williams

Belinda Williamson

Krystina Witt

Dr Jacqueline Baulch

Gabriel Notarriani

Grace Sanna

Associate Professor Roger Cook

Michelle Graeber

Professor Leon Sterling

 Derek Whitehead

Alan Coleman

David Shields


Past Funding Partners


Barbara Dicker Brain Sciences Foundation, beyondblue, National Health and Medical Research Centre, The BROAD Foundation.


External Expert Reviewers


Professor Gerhard Andersson, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Sweden


Professor Justin Kenardy, Professor in Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia


Dr Sonja March, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mayne Medical School, University of Queensland, Australia


Dr Clare Rees, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology - Clinical, Curtain University of Technology, Australia


A/Prof Nick Titov, Associate Professor, Centre of Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Australia


Dr Helena Schutz, Clinical Psychologist, Melbourne, Australia


Consumer feedback


You can also provide feedback at any time by emailing contactmho@swin.edu.au or writing to NeTC Clinical Manager, National eTherapy Centre, Swinburne University of Technology, H99, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122.


Advertising policy: Mental Health Online does not display commercial advertisements or receive any funding from advertising.


Conflict of interest policy: NeTC conforms with Swinburne University of Technology’s Conflict of Interest policy and procedure


Privacy policy: Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne) through the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals.


Important: Mental Health Online’s services are not intended to replace face-to-face therapy. If, at any time, you believe that Mental Health Online is not meeting or addressing your needs, or gives rise to other concerns about your health, please seek the services of an appropriate health care professional.

Last Updated : 25-Mar-2021