Take-a-Test Tool

Take-a-Test Tool

Check your levels of stress, anxiety, and depression to see which of our courses might help with our anonymous online Take-a-Test Tool.

Take a Test to Help You Choose a Course​

When you’ve been stressed out and not feeling quite like yourself it can be difficult to know what to do. To help you check your levels of stress, anxiety, or low mood and see if you might benefit from learning specific tools to improve the way you feel, we have developed a free and anonymous Take-a-Test Tool. 

About the Take-a-Test Tool

  • Take-a-Test is an online decision support tool to help you identify which of our courses may benefit you based on how you've been feeling.
  • First, you will be asked 10 questions about your recent levels of stress.
  • Then, you will have an option to answer additional questions about different feelings associated with anxiety and depression.
  • The test consists of 41 questions in total and can take up to 15 minutes to complete.
  • At the end of the test, our system will make suggestions on which of our courses teach the strategies to manage the symptoms you reported.

Check Your Scores

If you’d like to check your levels of stress, anxiety, and low mood, and get some guidance on which course to choose, click below to complete the online questionnaires.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Take-a-Test Tool uses validated mental health questionnaires below to measure the frequency and intensity of symptoms characteristic of various mental health conditions relative to the general population.

Here are the questionnaires contained in the Take-a-Test Tool:

  • K10: This measures how distressed you have been overall.
  • PHQ-9: This measures the level of depression symptoms you’ve been experiencing.
  • GAD7: This measures the level of worry and anxiety symptoms you’ve been experiencing.
  • PDSS: This measures the level of panic symptoms you’ve been experiencing.
  • Mini-SPIN: This measures the level of social anxiety symptoms you’ve been experiencing.
  • PCL-2: This measures stress symptoms associated with a traumatic event you have experienced.
  • Mini OCI-R: This is a measure of compulsive behaviours.
  • Whiteley-7: This is a measure of health anxiety that you’ve been experiencing.
  • ISI: This measures which type of insomnia you experience, how severe it is and how it impacts you.

When your results show an “elevated” score, this means that you are experiencing stronger or more frequent psychological difficulties than is considered to be “healthy” or “average” relative to the general population.

It means that there is a good chance that symptoms of depression or an anxiety condition are present and you should check them out with your GP or doctor.

Please note, an elevated score on its own does not necessarily mean that you have that mental health condition or illness – these results need to be considered in the context of your overall health, lifestyle, history, and what’s been going on for you in your life lately.

Remember, only a qualified mental health professional can diagnose mental health conditions based on a thorough assessment using range of different assessment tools.

If you are concerned about your results or the way you’ve been feeling, please don’t delay speaking with your regular healthcare provider.

An elevated score indicates that you should prioritise your mental health by scheduling a check-up with your GP or doctor and taking some time to focus, understand, and address the way you’ve been feeling directly.

The sooner you address your levels of stress or mental health difficulties, the easier it will be to get your symptoms under control.

Our online courses are designed to help you start learning practical strategies to manage your symptoms right away while you arrange to seen by a health professional, which can often take some time.

If you are concerned about your results or the way you’ve been feeling, please don’t delay speaking with your regular healthcare provider to receive some personalised assessment and advice.

If the Take-a-Test Tool suggested multiple course options, we recommend either enrolling into a course that tackles symptoms which are affecting you or interfering with your life the most right now or checking out our courses for mixed anxiety and depression, which tackle both sets of symptoms.

If the test suggested both a Wellbeing Course (e.g., Managing Insomnia, Intro to Mindfulness) and a Treatment Course (e.g., The Social Anxiety Course), we suggest enrolling into a Treatment Course first as it will teach you the skills to get your symptoms under control, before you can address improving your general wellbeing.

Our Take-a-Test tool is designed to help you choose which course (or courses) will be best for you. Sometimes, it might recommend more than one course, and which course you choose will depend on your preferences and personal circumstances.

Our test cannot give you an official diagnosis and should not replace professional mental health advice.

This test could ask you if you’ve had any suicidal thoughts recently, but the tool is fully automated and anonymous. Your responses won’t be checked or monitored. If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, see our Urgent Help page.