The power of online CBT. Proven!

Just a Thought helps you provide patients with free, immediate access to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a gold standard psychological intervention to help patients improve their level of wellbeing.

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Backed by over 30 randomised controlled trials and academic studies.


80% of people who complete a course improve their wellbeing.


Prescribe courses and follow patient progress online through your clinician dashboard.


Tailored for specific conditions that require specialised learning and support.

Support your patients

Help your patients to control symptoms of anxiety and depression by prescribing one, or more, of our 3-month courses. Then monitor their progress through your online dashboard.

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Why prescribe Just a Thought?

Thirty randomised controlled trials involving 2000+ patients

10 academic papers on effectiveness in General Practice

80% of people who completed a course benefited* from it

(*Recovered or improved)

19/20 people choose* online CBT, ahead of face-to-face CBT

(*When given the option)

Used globally by

4,500 +


10,000 +


The Just a Thought courses were developed by a team of clinicians and researchers from St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and the University of New South Wales to improve personal wellbeing and for the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. All courses have been re-designed and enhanced by Just a Thought for the New Zealand environment and people.

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How it works

Clinician registration

Register online for free to begin prescribing Just a Thought courses.


Login and use the QuickScript tool to send an email with a digital prescription to your patient(s).

Patient sign-up

When your patient signs up online, they are added to your Clinician Dashboard.

Course selection

Your patient can then choose the course best suited to their needs.  


Your patient will work through illustrated lessons and Practice Exercises over 6-8 weeks.

Clinical supervision

Receive patient progress reports after every lesson or login to your Clinician Dashboard to actively monitor your patient’s wellbeing.

Support & Encourage

Actively support and encourage your patient to progress. People are more likely to complete the course when they are supported by their clinician.

Get full access

As a registered clinician you’ll be able to preview all lessons and resources. You’ll see exactly what your patients will get, you’ll be able to prescribe courses and monitor your patients’ progress and wellbeing.

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Frequently asked questions

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a highly effective psychological intervention for a range of conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders. CBT supports people to understand and identify how their day to day thinking, emotional and physiological responses and behavioural choices impact on each other to keep them 'stuck'.

CBT focuses on problems in the here and now, helping people identify specific changes that can be made in their thinking and behaviours that can lead to significant improvement in their mental health and overall wellbeing.

Studies show that 90% of our long-term happiness is predicted by how our brain processes the world. CBT has a unique way of helping people identify and work with their thinking, bringing them greater awareness, flexibility, choices and quality of life.

Who can register and prescribe Just a Thought?

Any clinician / health practitioner (e.g. general practitioner, psychologist, medical specialist, mental health nurse or any other allied health professional) can register to prescribe Just a Thought.

What defines a health practitioner?

A ‘health practitioner’ means a person who is, or is deemed to be, registered with an authority as a practitioner of a particular health profession. This may also include someone who works in a health profession with or under a registered health professional.

For a more detailed definition of a health practitioner, check the clinician terms of use.

If you have any further questions about what defines a health practitioner, please contact us on

What level of clinical responsibility is involved?

Clinical responsibility is only relevant to clinicians issuing a Just a Thought prescription.

Clinical responsibility under a prescription:

Clinicians who prescribe Just a Thought courses will take clinical responsibility for their patients, exactly as if they were prescribing medication or providing another treatment where monitoring of response is required. Only the ‘prescribing clinician’ will be able to see the progress of their clients registered with Just a Thought.


I’ve registered, given my patient a prescription and logged into my account. Is there anything else I need to do?

Please motivate your patient and keep in regular contact during their course/s.

The referring or prescribing clinician has two important roles in helping the patient benefit from their Just a Thought course. They are:

  • to stress the importance of completing the course/s according to schedule, and
  • to take an interest in patient progress through providing an identified support clinician to provide telephone or face-to-face follow-up.

These two simple steps are evidence-based solutions that have been shown to improve adherence and subsequent outcomes.

The more support and encouragement provided, the better a patient will do. Previous studies have shown that with a total of 30 minutes of email support, over 6 lessons – that’s an average of only 5 minutes per lesson, patients using Just a Thought can do as well as patients being seen face-to-face by experienced clinicians. That is, 80% complete the programme and the average patient is better than 90% of untreated patients. On the other hand, if patients are left to complete a course without encouragement, the dropout rate increases and the benefit is reduced. Therefore, reminders and regular encouragement by a supportive clinician will produce the best results.

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Clinician Resources

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