After you register with Mental Health Online you need to complete a free and comprehensive online psychological assessment (e-PASS*). Your assessment will take between 10 and 60 minutes.
Full face-to-face clinical psychological assessments are often
time-consuming and expensive. It can also be difficult to find a qualified
professional to conduct the assessment. e-PASS overcomes these difficulties as
it is free of charge, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
However e-PASS is not intended to replace face-to-face assessment. If, at any time, you believe that e-PASS does not meet or address your needs, or gives rise to other concerns about your health, we advise you to seek the services of an
appropriate health care professional.
When you complete e-PASS you will first be asked some general background questions and whether you experience any thought perception difficulties or have thoughts about suicide.
e-PASS* then assesses for 21 types of mental health difficulties, including:
Panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, agoraphobia without panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobia, generalised anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, somatisation, body dysmorphic disorder, pathological gambling, insomnia, hypersomnia, alcohol dependence, and substance dependence
At the end of your assessment you will get a report (e-PASS summary) showing the type and severity of any difficulties you may currently be experiencing and recommendations for appropriate anxiety treatment. You can print this e-PASS
summary and show it to your GP or health care professional if required