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Online Treatment Program for Depression: Depression Online

Depression Online (DO) is an automated self-help program that consists of 12 evidence-based modules. Each participant will be required to complete one module per week over a 12-week period. The program will provide you with information about Depression and strategies on how to address thoughts, feelings and behaviour that contribute or maintain your Depressive Disorder.

We cannot promise or guarantee that you will receive any benefits from participating in this research. However, possible benefits may include you reporting a reduction in your depressive symptoms. Your contribution will be very helpful to our understanding about the thought processes in people who experience depression. This information will help us improve depression treatment for people who experience depression in the future.

To be eligible for participation you need to visit anxietyonline.org.au where you will be asked to create an account so that you can complete an online psychological assessment (e-PASS). After you have completed the assessment if you meet criteria for depression and fulfil other inclusion criteria (such as being 18 or above, residing in Australia and having access to the internet) you will be offered the opportunity to participate in the study. Participants will be given access to an online treatment program for 12 weeks.

If you have any questions or would like further information about this study please contact Professor Mike Kyrios at [email protected] or Gabriel Notarianni at [email protected]

Free online therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Researchers at Swinburne’s Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre and the National e-Therapy Centre are looking for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to take part in a study investigating our online treatment for OCD.

To be eligible you will need to be:

  • Aged 18 years and over
  • Residing in Australia
  • Experiencing symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder

To test the online OCD STOP! program, our researchers are comparing it to another online program called Progressive Relaxation Training (PRT). If you join the trial you will be randomly assigned to one or these programs for a 12 week period. If you are assigned to the PRT program, you will be offered the chance to do the OCD STOP! program at the end of the trial.

As part of our research we will ask you to complete a module of your assigned program each week, communicate with your clinical psychology trained therapist online, fill out online questionnaires and participate in telephone interview(s).

For more information see www.ocdstop.org.au or contact [email protected]

Lifeline is now online.
If you are experiencing a personal crisis, Lifeline can help.


Lifeline’s Online Crisis Support Service trial

Lifeline’s Online Crisis Support Chat Trial aims to develop and test a prototype for translating Lifeline’s 13 11 14 services into the online environment.

The Trial will represent Australia’s first significant crisis support trial and provide the fully evaluated data to inform the future development of online services that support the Australian community.

Lifeline commenced a trial of Online Crisis Support Chat on 8 April originally for a 5 month period. It is now continuing as a limited delivery free service until 31 December 2011 between 7.30pm-10.30pm Monday to Thursday inclusive while Lifeline plans future delivery options.

For more information on the changes to Lifeline’s Online Crisis Support Service please click here.

The Trial tests:

  • the effectiveness of one-on-one online crisis support chat to support someone in crisis
  • the efficacy of online crisis support chat in generating positive outcomes for contacts and enabling further pathways towards accessing mental health services
  • the requirements (such as training, supervision, technical support) to apply consistent service processes against the Lifeline crisis support practice model in the delivery of online crisis support chat
  • the resources required to deliver quality in service
  • the effectiveness of the prototype in attracting people in the target groups defined through trial marketing and partnership opportunities.

It is anticipated that a comprehensive evaluation of the Trial will be undertaken by an external evaluator and informed by an expert advisory panel.

myCompass Research Study Trial

Using the latest technology, myCompass will bring you mental health and wellbeing tools to help you learn how to understand and manage your stress, worry and low mood.

You will be the first in Australia to use the myCompass program – a newly-developed internet and mobile phone based program – to learn how different situations affect you and how to stay positive despite life’s ups and downs. You will also receive feedback about your stress, worry or low mood at the end of the research study.

People who take part in the myCompass PROJECT and complete questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw to win vouchers to the value of $350.

To find and more and register please go to:

http://blackdoginstitute.force.com/resources/myCompass?ch=swin