myCompass is an interactive, fully automated, self-help CBT service to assist people with symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. The program supports real-time monitoring of symptoms and behaviours and includes interactive skill-building modules. myCompass is available via the internet on mobile phone, computers and tablets.
Who is myCompass for?
The age range of intended users of myCompass is 18 to 75 year olds.
Is there a cost to use myCompass?
No - there is no registration fee, and users are not billed for the SMSs they receive from the program.
How to access myCompass' services
To be able to register you must fill in your relationship status, referral source, first name, password, email address or mobile phone number (or both), date of birth, country of birth, state of residence, postcode and gender.
Practitioners may register to use the program if they wish.
myCompass Research and Evaluation
The effectiveness of the myCompass program is supported by outcomes of a large scale community-based randomised controlled trial (n=720) that was completed in 2012. Results showed that symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress were significantly reduced at post-intervention (7 weeks) for myCompass users, compared with attention control and waitlist groups, with benefits persisting for 3 months (Proudfoot et al., 2013).
Proudfoot J, Clarke, J., Birch, M-R, Whitton, A., Parker, G., Manicavasagar, V., Harrison, V., Christensen, H., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D: Impact of a mobile phone and web psychological program on symptom and functional outcomes for people with mild- to- moderate depression, anxiety, stress: A randomised controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry 2013, 13:312.
Harrison V, Proudfoot J, Wee PP, Parker G, Pavlovic DH, Manicavasagar V: Mobile mental health: Review of the emerging field and proof of concept study. J Men Health 2011, 20(6):509-24.