Participate in research

Would you like to try mindfulness in virtual reality?

The National eTherapy Centre would like to invite you to participate in research trialling Virtual Reality (VR) as a technology that can deliver mindfulness training.

We are interested in exploring how acceptable and feasible it is to use VR for mindfulness in the general population. Participating will involve:

-          Attending a session and Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia)  

-          Answering some questions about yourself and your mental health;

-          Wearing a heart rate monitor; and

-          Trying a mindfulness practice in VR for approximately 10 minutes.

We are also interested in hearing about your experience of the VR. You can choose to also participate in an additional 1 hour audio-recorded interview or focus group to talk about your options and experiences after using the VR mindfulness program.

To be eligible to participate in this research you must be:

-          18 years of age or over;

-          Be fluent in English; and

-          Have normal or corrected to normal vision and hearing.

You will be unable to participate if you have:

-          Been diagnosed with photosensitive epilepsy;

-          Previous experience of severe cybersickness;

-          Are currently taking psychotropic medication (e.g., antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs); or

-          Are currently experiencing ongoing and serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia, psychosis).

If you are interested in participating please follow this link to:

Sign up by completing a Screening Survey and Expression of Interest


If you have any questions about the research, please contact

This study is supported by funding provided by the Department of Health (Commonwealth of Australia) Telephone Counselling, Self Help and Web-based Support Programmes measure.

Last Updated : 05-Sep-2018