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myCompass

myCompass is a free online self-help program for people with mild-to-moderate depression, anxiety and stress that can be accessed on a desktop or mobile. It delivers proven psychological techniques used by doctors and psychologists such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).

When used correctly, it can be as effective as antidepressants and enables lasting improvements to mood, anxiety and stress levels.

Based on your responses to questions during registration, myCompass recommends online learning modules that match your individual needs. Alternatively, you can select modules that interest you.

myCompass also allows you to track your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and provides graphical feedback to help you recognise unhelpful patterns and possible triggers.

Requiring minimal technical skills, myCompass is for people who:

  • have depressive, anxious and/or stress symptoms in the mild-to-moderate range
  • are aged 18 – 75 years
  • read English with ease

Ideally, you need to commit to the program for a minimum of seven weeks to gain the full benefit.

Online learning modules each include three 10-15 minute sessions that can be completed at the user’s convenience. Completing the mood tracking component takes around 1-2 minutes per day.

Information for health professionals
The benefits of integrating myCompass into your practice:

  • Provides convenient, flexible and easily accessible support that is available anytime, anywhere. This is particularly valuable where face-to-face psychological services are limited.
  • It’s free, although minimal mobile data and Internet download costs may need to be taken into account.
  • Can provide an introduction to therapy, or an alternative for people averse to face-to-face treatment.
  • Saves you time and can reduce wait lists, allowing you to focus on patients for whom eMental Health approaches are not appropriate.
  • It’s cost-effective to the health system and can be disseminated to large populations.
  • information and tips about referring patients to myCompass including a simple conversation guide for talking to patients about myCompass.
  • links to more information about e-mental health.

Source: http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/getting-help/self-help-tools-apps/mycompass

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