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Online self-help courses for common mental health conditions

  • THIS WAY UP courses have helped many Australians manage and improve their symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Each course has 6 lessons which are accessible online any time and there are no wait lists.
  • You can enroll yourself, or go through your GP.

THIS WAY UP is a low-cost online program run by the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.

The clinic has created 7 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) courses to lessen the symptoms of:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • depression and anxiety
  • shyness (social phobia)
  • panic
  • health anxiety
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

How does it work?

A course is made up of 6 online lessons to complete in your own time. You’ll learn practical skills to lessen your symptoms, read real-life recovery stories and receive activities to complete between lessons.

The program is proven to be effective – 80% of those who fully complete a course report an improvement in their symptoms.

What’s the cost?

A course costs $59 for 3 months access.

How long does it take?

You’ll have 90 days to complete your course – most people take around 10-12 weeks. It’s best to do one lesson every week or two to give yourself time to practice new strategies for managing symptoms between lessons.

If you complete the course within the 90 days, you’ll receive extended access to all of the course materials for 12 months.

How do I access the program?

Find out more and enroll at THIS WAY UP


THIS WAY UP is a website, application and service which is owned and operated by St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Limited. THIS WAY UP is a unit of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney. The unit works in collaboration with the University of New South Wales (UNSW). If you access this service you will be required to provide some personal information (including health and other sensitive information) to This Way Up Clinic. 

The personal information that you provide to This Way Up Clinic may be used and disclosed for purposes such as the delivery and evaluation of the programs (for full details please see THIS WAY UP Clinic Privacy Policy. If you do not provide this information, This Way Up Clinic may not be able to provide you with the services which form the program.

This Way Up Clinic will not disclose your personal information to HCF.

With your permission This Way Up Clinic may disclose your personal information to your regular doctor or other healthcare provider.

For more information about how HCF or This Way Up Clinic handle your personal information, including how to access or correct your personal information or make a complaint and how HCF or This Way Up Clinic will deal with such a complaint, go to:

HCF Privacy Policy

THIS WAY UP Clinic Privacy Policy

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