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This Way Up

THIS WAY UP provides research tested online treatment and prevention of anxiety and depressive disorders. Our unit is a not-for-profit initiative of St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and the Faculty of Medicine at University of New South Wales.

THIS WAY UP programs are developed by the Clinical Research Unit of Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD). CRUfAD was founded in 1979 by Professor Gavin Andrews. It combines clinical and research expertise to deliver effective online treatment programs for anxiety and depressive disorders. Anxiety and Depression are among the most common mental disorders. Even though effective treatments exist for anxiety and depression, less than a quarter of sufferers receive proven treatments. The aim of the unit is to reduce the burden of anxiety and depression. At THIS WAY UP, we help individuals and clinicians. We research, we educate individuals how to recover, and we teach clinicians how to treat and cure anxiety and depressive disorders. THIS WAY UP offers various services, including:
  1. Proven guided (clinician-assisted) and unguided programs under THIS WAY UP Clinic for generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, agoraphobia, social phobia and mixed anxiety and depression.
    • The guided courses are available worldwide for $59 with a prescription from your clinician (GP, Psychologist, Medical Specialist, Mental Health Nurse or other Allied Health Professional).
    • Unguided courses are available in Australia for $59 and do not require a prescription.
    • A free guided and unguided stress management course is also available.
  2. Information about common mental disorders, including GAD, depression, OCD, panic, agoraphobia, social phobia and mixed anxiety and depression.
  3. Prevention programs for schools.
  4. Services and resources for clinicians, including a free CBT course for clinicians.

Effectiveness of THIS WAY UP Courses

Our programs are supported by more than a 26 randomised control trials and numerous effectiveness studies. These studies show that our programs are effective in significantly reducing the burden of anxiety and depressive disorders in both research and in the real-world clinical settings.

Last reviewed: January 2016

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What is CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) | THIS WAY UP

What Is CBT? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a method of treatment for psychological disorders, that takes a practical, task-based approach to solving problems

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How To Deal with Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia | THIS WAY UP

Feeling overwhelmed by panic? You may be dealing with panic attacks, panic disorder, or agoraphobia. Learn more about these conditions.

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How To Deal With Trauma | THIS WAY UP

Have you, or a loved one, been involved in a traumatic event? Learn about trauma, and how you can begin to overcome it.

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Anxiety and Depression Online Courses & Apps | THIS WAY UP

This Way Up offers CBT courses for depression, anxiety, social phobia, panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Learn more.

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How Do You Feel | THIS WAY UP

Struggling with your thoughts or behavior, or worried about a loved one? Learn about a range of mental health disorders and conditions.

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Online Course and App for Anxiety and Depression | THIS WAY UP

Anxiety and depression often occur together. Learn to combat your anxiety and depression with this course from This Way Up.

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Online Course and App for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) | THIS WAY UP

Learn about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and how to overcome it, with this Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course from This Way Up.

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Contact Us | THIS WAY UP

Need help getting started? Difficulties with online registration or logging in? Send us a message, and well help as soon as we can.

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How To Deal With Social Anxiety, Social Phobia and Shyness | THIS WAY UP

Having difficulty interacting with people? Does shyness impact heavily on your life? Learn about social anxiety and how to deal with it.

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How To Deal with OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | THIS WAY UP

Are you struggling with obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours? Learn more about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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