This month our featured service is MyCompass, an online self-help program developed by Black Dog Institute for people who have been feeling down, stressed or anxious, or simply want to build good mental health. It delivers proven psychological techniques used by psychologists to help users recognise unhelpful thoughts, feeling, and behaviours and gain the skills to manage them.
As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health remains an ongoing concern. MyCompass is a great resource to help improve or maintain good mental health. The program can be used by an individual or in combination with face-to-face treatment. It can be an introduction to therapy, it is helpful for those on waiting lists, it can be used between sessions, and is also a valuable resource after therapy sessions are completed.
What is MyCompass?
MyCompass is a free interactive, self-help CBT service to assist people with mild to moderate depression, anxiety, and stress, or people who want to build good mental health. The program provides a range of interactive learning activities and lifestyle tracking features, to track their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Users can also take a self-assessment screener to identify symptoms of depression and anxiety. MyCompass can be accessed online from a mobile phone, computer, or tablet.
Who is MyCompass for?
MyCompass was intended for users between 18 and 75 years old, with minimal technical skills.
Is there a cost to use MyCompass
There is no registration fee for MyCompass and users are not billed for the SMSs they receive from the program.
How to access MyCompass
MyCompass is freely available at https://www.mycompass.org.au/. To register users must fill in their relationship status, referral source, first name, password, email address or mobile 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.