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 Model of Care

Detailed information about our service and how it is delivered is available in our Model of Care.


Our team

Director: Associate Professor Neil Thomas, MAPS, FCCLP
Deputy Director: Associate Professor Maja Nedeljkovic, MAPS, FCCLP
Digital Mental Health Program Manager: Fiona Foley
Digital Mental Health Fellow: Dr Elizabeth Seabrook
Psychologists: Dr Hailey Tremain, MAPS; Carly Clutterbuck, Registered Psychologist
Clinic Administration Officer: Maeve Oakley


Mental Health Online Funding Partner


Australian Government Department of Health


Contributors to Mental Health Online Program Content include:

Dr Jo Abbott, Health Psychologist

Assoc Professor David Austin, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jacqueline Baulch, Clinical Psychologist

Fiona Foley, Digital Mental Health Program Manager

Professor Britt Klein, Clinical Psychologist

Professor Mike Kyrios, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Sue Lauder, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Joanna Mitchell, Psychologist

Assoc Prof Richard Moulding, Clinical Psychologist

Assoc Professor Maja Nedeljkovic, Clinical Psychologist

Dr David Nguyen, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Imogen Rehm, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Elizabeth Seabrook, Digital Mental Health Fellow

Kerrie Shandley, Research Fellow

Assoc Professor Neil Thomas, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Hailey Tremain, Psychologist

Dr Klaire Wallace, Clinical Psychologist

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


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


Dr Helena Schutz, Clinical Psychologist, Melbourne, Australia


Providing feedback

We value feedback. You can provide it at any time using the contact methods on our Contact Us page.


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. Access our Privacy Policy here.


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 : 03-May-2022