eTherapy is similar to face-to-face therapy, but done via an online program from the comfort of your own home. The programs we have selected below are based on scientifically proven strategies.
Reach Out Central: A free online game to help improve communication, social and problem solving skills.
Interactive online programs
These are free, interactive, internet-based treatment programs. Most will engage you in an initial assessment of problems, provide exercises to help develop your skills, and provide feedback on your progress.
- eCentre Clinic: An online clinic that provides both human supported and self-guided web-based interventions for anxiety, mood problems and chronic pain.
- MoodGYM: Aims to prevent and treat depression. Helps you learn to identify and overcome problem emotions and thoughts, develop problem-solving skills, and cope with challenging life events.
- Mindspot: Provides online well-being and cognitive-behavioural therapy courses with the assistance of a trained clinician.
- e-Couch: A self-guided web-based intervention for a number of concerns ranging from anxiety and mood problems to grief and coping with separations or divorce.
- Anxiety Online: Offers information, assessment, diagnosis and internet-based treatment programs for a range of anxiety disorders. (From the Australian National eTherapy Centre).
- OnTrack Alcohol: Aims to help you cut down your drinking. Helps you to set goals, think differently and take action to make changes.
- Take10 - Headspace (UK): Simple and easy-to-learn meditation techniques for a happier, healthier and more balanced life. The free ‘Take10’ program offers an introduction to mindfulness practices and meditation either online or via the Headspace app.
These are self-help workbooks that you can download and complete at your own pace.
- Centre for Clinical Interventions: Topics range from assertiveness, self-esteem and social anxiety to depression, disordered eating and study concerns. Each course includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises and activities.
- Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust: These UK resources provide information and exercises to help you start dealing with your difficulties in practical ways. Topics include controlling anger, alcohol, domestic violence, abuse and trauma among others.
- Quitting Cannabis Workbook: Provides information and teaches you techniques that will help with the process of changing your cannabis use.
- You and Substance Use: Helps you to better understand your use of substances, explore your motivation for making changes, and offers some strategies for reducing or quitting your substance use.