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.Register now
ProvenBacked by over 30 randomised controlled trials and academic studies.
Effective80% of people who complete a course improve their wellbeing.
ConvenientPrescribe courses and follow patient progress online through your clinician dashboard.
SpecialisedTailored 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.Register now
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)
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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.Register now
How it works
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).
When your patient signs up online, they are added to your Clinician Dashboard.
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.
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.Yes – I want full access
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.
I’m not a General Practitioner, can I still register?
Yes. Any clinician (e.g. general practitioner, psychologist, medical specialist, mental health nurse or any other allied health professional) can register to prescribe Just a Thought.
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.