About This Way Up
This Way Up is an Australian site that provides online treatment, education and research in the realm of mental health, including tools to help people manage anxiety, and depression, chronic conditions and more.
This Way Up began in 1998 as CLIMATE (Clinicians’ Mate) by Professor Gavin Andrews. They are a not-for-profit joint initiative of St. Vincent’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales.
The This Way Up organisation has since worked hard to offer online evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (also known as iCBT), and more online resources to anyone interested.
Who is This Way Up for?
The ‘This Way Up Clinic’ and ‘This Way Up Self Help’ programs are intended for users 18 years and over.
What Services does This Way Up offer?
This Way Up’s services include:
- This Way Up Clinic: An online, clinician assisted treatment program for anxiety and depression. Individuals receive 90 days access to the program (6 lessons), which has an 80% success rate.
- This Way Up Self Help: Online self-help programs for individuals wanting help with Stress Management, Depression/Anxiety, Social Phobia and much more. These programs are shortened versions (3 lessons each) of selected programs from This Way Up Clinic (6 lessons each).
- The Learning Hub: Mental health courses, conditions and common behaviours explained and discussed in an easily digested format. The learning hub offers very in-depth rundowns on a wide range of topics, also offering treatment options and further online resources.
- For Clinicians: Clinician information, support and guides for common mental illnesses, helping medical professionals to support their patients.
- For Schools: An internet-based learning system that provides health and wellbeing courses for school students.
- COVID-19 Support: Resources and tools related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including guided workbooks, online tools, audio guides and other mental health management tools.
The programs currently available include:
- Anxiety and Depression Program
- Chronic Pain Program
- Depression Program
- Generalised Anxiety Program
- Health Anxiety Program
- Mindfulness Program
- Insomnia Program
- Mindfulness-Enhanced CBT Program
- OCD Program
- Pregnancy and Postnatal Mental Health Programs
- Panic Program
- Post Traumatic Stress Program
- Social Anxiety Program
- Stress Management Program
- Student Wellbeing Program
- Teen Worry and Sadness Program
Who is This Way Up for?
The ‘This Way Up Clinic’ and ‘This Way Up Self Help’ courses are intended for users 18 years and over.
Where is This Way Up located?
This Way Up is located within St. Vincent’s Hospital located in Darlinghurst, New South Wales.
Is there a cost to use This Way Up?
All courses are free to access for 90 days with a prescription and are supervised by a clinician.
Select courses are available to enrol as Self-Help. The cost to access the following courses is $59 for 90 days access:
- Health Anxiety
- Mindfulness-Based CBT
- Mixed Depression and Anxiety
- Panic Attacks
- Perinatal Mental Health
- Social Anxiety
When can This Way Up’s service be accessed?
This Way Up’s online services can be accessed any time. Find more information on their Contact page.
How to access This Way Up’s services
To access ‘This Way Up Clinic’ programs, users require a “prescription” to the program from a GP or allied health professional. GPs and allied health are required to register with This Way Up to be able to provide their patients with a ‘prescription code’.
When registering, users will need to provide their clinician’s prescription code (obtained from the GP or allied health professional), name, email, chosen password, DOB, gender, postcode and country of residence.
To access ‘This Way Up Self Help’ programs, users only need to provide a username, valid email address, chosen password and gender.
Courses by This Way Up are also offered as apps for $59.99, available for download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
You can also contact the This Way Up team on (02) 8382 1437.
This Way Up Research and Evaluation
All programs have been evaluated in multiple randomised controlled trials, with over 30 published overall. Real-world effectiveness has been evaluated and published in 6 effectiveness studies. Studies have shown that all programs effectively reduce the burden of anxiety and depressive disorders.
See their website for published research articles.