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Clinician Hub

Access a suite of tailored online treatment courses for anxiety and depression to use in your clinical practice… for free!

About THIS WAY UP

Evidence-Based iCBT for Anxiety & Depression

THIS WAY UP is a trusted Australian provider of evidence-based, internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) programs for a range of anxiety disorders, depression, and related mental health conditions. We strive to make clinically effective online tools more accessible to the general public by providing health professionals with free access to our platform so they can use our online courses in their clinical practice.

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Why use THIS WAY UP

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Our range of tailored online courses are designed to teach your clients proven psychological skills, while providing you with the flexibility and confidence to focus on more advanced clinical interventions and maximise the impact of 1:1 in-session time.

How it Works

There are two way you can use THIS WAY UP’s iCBT courses in your practice:

  • Prescribe a Course
  • Recommend a Course

If you would like to give your clients free access to structured, self-paced iCBT, provide guidance, and keep an eye on their functioning throughout their online treatment, you can prescribe our courses using a secure Clinician Portal.

  • Prescribing a course waives the usual course registration fee of AUD $59 for 90 days of access and is a great option for health professionals who wish to use evidence-based iCBT as part of their routine clinical practice.
  • Prescribing a course creates a patient record within the Clinician Dashboard, which allows you to view your clients' scores on mental health questionnaires and support them throughout their chosen programs.
  • Prescribing our courses is free for Australian and overseas-based clinicians, and is a great way to integrate e-mental health interventions into your practice, so you can offer your clients a choice of effective self-guided learning.

Majority of our courses can be used as ‘self-help’, which means that your clients do not require you to prescribe and monitor them throughout the course. Enrolling in a self-help course will cost your clients AUD $59 for 90-days of access.

  • Recommending a THIS WAY UP course is a great option for health professionals who regularly encounter elevated anxiety and depression symptoms in their clients, but may not be able to provide appropriate clinical support themselves.
  • If you do not wish to be informed of your clients' scores and their progress through their chosen iCBT programs you could simply recommend that they enrol in a THIS WAY UP course appropriate for their clinical presentation.
  • Simply download and print a stack of the Patient Handouts below and give them out to clients who you think would benefit from completing a course of self-guided online CBT to improve how they feel.

Available Courses

Explore Australia’s largest selection of online CBT courses for DSM-5 anxiety disorders, depression, and related mental health difficulties.

Disorder-Specific Courses

Disorder-Specific Courses

The Depression Course

The Worry Course

The Social Anxiety Course

The Panic Attacks Course

The Health Anxiety Course

The OCD Course

The Post-Traumatic Stress Course

The Chronic Pain Course

Transdiagnostic Courses

Transdiagnostic Courses

The Mixed Depression & Anxiety Course

The Mindfulness-Based CBT Course

The Perinatal Mental Health Course

The Teen Mental Health Course

Wellbeing Courses

Wellbeing Courses

Coping with Stress Course

Managing Insomnia Course

Intro to Mindfulness Course

Student Wellbeing Course

Generalised Course

Learn a step-by-step way of tackling feelings of anxiety and low mood using mindfulness and cognitive-behavioural skills.

The Resilience Course

This 6-lesson course is about helping you tackle feelings of persistent anxiety, nervousness, low motivation, and low mood, and learn helpful behaviours to stay well.

This course is for people whose feelings of anxiety or low mood are significantly impacting their day to day life.

It may be especially helpful if you have been previously diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression.

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Social Anxiety Course

Learn a step-by-step way of tackling anxiety in social situations and fears of embarrassment and negative evaluation by others.

The Social Anxiety Course

This 6-lesson course is about helping you tackle feelings of persistent anxiety, nervousness, low motivation, and low mood, and learn helpful behaviours to stay well.

This course is for people whose feelings of anxiety or low mood are significantly impacting their day to day life.

It may be especially helpful if you have been previously diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression.

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Depression Course

Learn a step-by-step way of tackling feelings of depression and low mood using cognitive-behavioural skills.

The Depression Course

This 6-lesson course is about helping you tackle feelings of persistent anxiety, nervousness, low motivation, and low mood, and learn helpful behaviours to stay well.

This course is for people whose feelings of anxiety or low mood are significantly impacting their day to day life.

It may be especially helpful if you have been previously diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression.

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What's Included

Each of our courses is fully automated and has been designed to help your clients get the most out of self-guided learning.

Lessons

Story-based lessons that teach core coping skills

Extra Resources

Additional tools and strategies  for common challenges

Workbooks

Step-by-step exercises for addressing symptoms

Alerts & Reminders

Reminder e-mails and texts to help clients stay on track

Action Plans

Practice activities to support gradual behavioural change

Progress Tracking

Questionnaires to help you monitor patients’ progress

Different Ways You Can Use THIS WAY UP Courses

Our courses have been created to teach core self-management skills and can be used in a variety of ways to enhance clinical outcomes.

As a stand-alone online treatment

Each course contains a full dose of disorder-specific or transdiagnostic CBT treatment and can be completed independently within 6-12 weeks.

Alongside other interventions​

Each course teaches core CBT strategies which can be combined with other clinical interventions as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

To enhance telehealth or in-person sessions​

Course materials are accessible online anytime, anywhere and can provide a sense of continuity of treatment between telehealth or in-person sessions.

As a prophylactic or relapse prevention tool​

Clients can receive up to 12 months of access to the course, so they can review the skills they have learned to maintain treatment gains.

Why choose this way up

The Science Behind Our Courses

THIS WAY UP has been developing and releasing scientifically-supported iCBT courses for over a decade. All of our courses are created by experienced clinical psychologists and are based on validated CBT manuals and clinical practice guidelines. Over the years we’ve supported thousands of clinicians with incorporating e-mental health interventions into their routine practice.

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All of our treatment courses have been evaluated in clinical trials and have shown to achieve significant reductions in symptoms and functional impairment. Overall across our research studies, out of those who complete our courses:

Percentage of people diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression who report a significant improvement in how they feel
80%
Percentage of people diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression who report that they are no longer troubled by their symptoms
50%

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about using THIS WAY UP, browse the FAQs below or contact us here.

THIS WAY UP is a not-for-profit initiative of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety & Depression (CRUfAD), which is a joint facility of St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and the University of New South Wales.

THIS WAY UP is run by a dedicated team consisting of a program manager, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, programmers, and support staff.

THIS WAY UP is an approved provider of e-mental health interventions for Head to Health and is sponsored by Department of Health and Ageing under the Telephone Counselling, Self-Help, and Web-Based Support Programs initiative.

It is the only platform in Australia that provides clinicians in the community with the ability to prescribe and monitor their own patients through internet-delivered CBT courses using a hospital-grade secure online platform.

Any registered or licensed health professional in Australia and abroad can register as a clinician with THIS WAY UP. It is free and easy to do!

Majority of clinicians using THIS WAY UP are GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health and allied health professionals.

When you prescribe our courses to your clients you retain clinical responsibility for them. We therefore recommend that you are familiar with managing patients with mental health concerns if you wish to register and prescribe our courses.

If you regularly encounter elevated anxiety and depression symptoms in the clients you work with, but are not be able to provide appropriate clinical support yourself, you can recommend that your clients complete our courses as ‘self-help’ without prescribing them.

When you register as a clinician, you will receive our Courses Handbook, which outlines the clinical content of each of our courses to assist you with treatment planning.

In addition, you gain access to all of the course materials when you prescribe a particular course or you can e-mail us to request a demo code and preview our courses.

Yes! Our courses are suitable as a stand-alone online intervention for those with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and/or depressive disorder, and as an adjunct or complementary intervention for those with severe symptoms of anxiety and/or depressive disorder.

All of our treatment courses have been evaluated in clinical trials with individuals who meet the diagnostic criteria for the disorder in question and have established efficacy in treating depression and anxiety disorders. You can learn more about our clinical research here.

Please note, our courses are not suitable as a stand-alone intervention for the following individuals:

  • those who are currently suicidal or are at risk of harming themselves or others.
  • those with acute symptoms of bipolar disorder, psychosis, or schizophrenia.
  • those who are regularly taking benzodiazepines and/or atypical antipsychotics.
  • those with acute substance use disorders.
  • those in severe distress or currently managing acutely stressful life circumstances.

All of these individuals require a thorough assessment to determine if and how a self-paced online course can add value to their treatment.

Our Wellbeing Courses (i.e., Coping with Stress, Managing Insomnia, Intro to Mindfulness, and Student Wellbeing) are free of charge.

Our Treatment Courses (e.g., The Depression & Anxiety Course) normally cost AUD $59 for 90-days of access when used as ‘self-help’, but can be accessed for free when prescribed by you using our secure online system.

This means that you can give your clients free access to a course of online CBT treatment if you prescribe it to them using the Clinician Dashboard.

By registering as a THIS WAY UP clinician you will gain access to our secure online platform and will be able to give your clients free access to our courses.

Using your Clinician Dashboard, you will be able to:

(1) ‘prescribe’ a course of iCBT treatment for a particular condition by sending your client an e-mail called a “Quickscript” which contains the instructions on how to sign up to a course that you’ve recommended;

(2) monitor your clients’ progress through their lesson completion and their scores on mental health questionnaires which clients fill out prior to each lesson (e.g., K10, PHQ9, GAD7);

(3) access, preview, and incorporate course materials (e.g., PDF Lesson Summaries, Action Plans, Extra Resources) into your in-person or telehealth treatment;

(4) provide support to your clients if they are falling behind or if their scores remain elevated throughout the course;

(5) discharge your clients from their online CBT treatment once they complete their course.

In addition, you will be able to access free learning materials designed to help you integrate internet-delivered CBT into your routine practice safely and with confidence.

Our team of experienced clinical psychologists is on hand to provide registered THIS WAY UP clinicians with guidance on using iCBT in their routine clinical practice.

There are two main ways your clients can enrol in a THIS WAY UP course.

Option 1: Your clients can enrol into a ‘self-help’ course on their own, which will cost them $AUD 59 for 90 days of access. This option is not linked to the Clinician Portal and you will not have access to their progress.

Option 2. You can give your client free access to a course by ‘prescribing’ it for them (i.e., by sending a ‘Quickscript’ e-mail to their nominated e-mail address using our secure online system). They will then be able to enrol in a ‘supervised’ course and you will be able to monitor them throughout.

The term ‘supervised’ refers to the fact that your client is completing their course under ‘supervision’ or monitoring from you and can contact you if they wish to discuss how they’re going.

It also means that if your client scores highly on a measure of distress (K10) and/or depression (PHQ9) that they complete prior to each lesson, you will receive an e-mail alert advising you of this.

From our experience, client supervision is often about providing your client with encouragement to complete the course and helping them overcome barriers to adherence.

By registering as a THIS WAY UP clinician you will gain access to our secure online platform and will be able to give your clients free access to our courses.

Using your Clinician Dashboard, you will be able to:

(1) ‘prescribe’ a course of iCBT treatment for a particular condition by sending your client an e-mail called a “Quickscript” which contains the instructions on how to sign up to a course that you’ve recommended;

(2) monitor your clients’ progress through their lesson completion and their scores on mental health questionnaires which clients fill out prior to each lesson (e.g., K10, PHQ9, GAD7);

(3) access, preview, and incorporate course materials (e.g., PDF Lesson Summaries, Action Plans, Extra Resources) into your in-person or telehealth treatment;

(4) provide support to your clients if they are falling behind or if their scores remain elevated throughout the course;

(5) discharge your clients from their online CBT treatment once they complete their course, noting this in their overall treatment plan/history.

In addition, you will be able to access free learning materials designed to help you integrate internet-delivered CBT into your routine practice safely and with confidence.

Our team of experienced clinical psychologists is on hand to provide registered THIS WAY UP clinicians with guidance on using iCBT in their routine clinical practice.

Prescribing a course to a client is like prescribing any other active treatment – you retain clinical responsibility for your client and it is anticipated that you check-in with them regularly to monitor how they’re going until they complete their course and can be ‘discharged’ from their online intervention.

Because our courses are fully automated, it only takes a small amount of time to check-in with your clients to help them stay motivated and on track.

While it is not a requirement, our research shows that regular phone or e-mail contact with a client who’s completing an online CBT course significantly improves adherence, and therefore clinical outcomes.

To assist you with monitoring and ‘supervising’ your clients, you are able to view their scores and progress throughout the course from your Clinician Dashboard.

You will also receive an automated e-mail ‘alert’ should one of your clients score highly on a measure of distress (K10) and/or depression (PHQ9). 

You will then be able to use your clinical judgement on how best to follow up and manage that patient’s treatment.

All of our courses are fully automated, which means that your clients are guided through their course by our system and we are here to provide technical support and assistance.

Our courses have been designed in way that enhances and supports self-guided learning to make it simple for your clients to learn practical CBT skills step-by-step.

Before each lesson, your clients complete a battery of validated mental health questionnaires designed to measure their well-being.

If their scores are high on measures of distress (K10) and/or depression (PHQ9), they receive automatic e-mail alerts with Australian crisis support numbers and advice to seek additional help from their doctor of GP to address how they feel.

They also receive e-mail and text reminders to help them stay on track and complete their course within 90 days.

When clients enrol in a ‘self-help’ course, they complete it at their own pace and receive e-mail notifications throughout.

When clients enrol in a ‘supervised’ course (prescribed by you), you have the option to view their progress in the Clinician Dashboard and provide additional support (e.g., via in-person/telehealth sessions, e-mail or phone check-ins) at your discretion. You also receive alert e-mails if they score highly on the measures of distress (K10) and/or depression (PHQ9) and can schedule their follow-ups as you see fit.

The team at THIS WAY UP provides technical support but does not monitor individuals as they complete their courses or provide personalised clinical advice.

Yes! We recognise that it may not be appropriate for some clinicians to monitor their clients’ scores on psychometric questionnaires and receive e-mail alerts in case of elevated distress scores, or that they may have other means of monitoring their clients’ progress.

If you do not wish to ‘prescribe’ our courses but would still like to use them in your practice, you can recommend that your clients complete a course and check-in with them at your own discretion.

Majority of our courses are available as ‘self-help’, which means that your clients can enrol through our website and complete the courses independently.

When accessed as ‘self-help’, our treatment courses cost AUD $59 for 90 days of access (with up to 12 months of extended access once completed).

You can download a Treatment Recommendation Patient Handout which you can print and give out to clients with your course recommendations.

While you won’t have access to course materials unless you prescribe that course, you are welcome to e-mail us to request a course demo, so you can see what’s inside.

Alternatively, you can still register as a clinician for free and access clinician-specific resources which outline the content of our courses.

You can begin by downloading our Information for Clinicians document here and reading the Clinician Terms of Use document here.

Once you register as a clinician, you will receive our Clinician Manual and Courses Handbook, and will be able to access further videos and guides on using THIS WAY UP, as well as a comprehensive suite of FAQs.

You can also contact us with any questions or schedule a consultation with one of our experienced clinicians.

Remember, we are here to help you integrate e-mental health into your practice safely and with confidence, so if you have any questions about using THIS WAY UP in your practice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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