One in five New Zealanders will experience depression in any given year. People living with depression experience recurring periods of sadness, loss of interest, poor concentration and feelings of worthlessness.
Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) helps individuals reduce their symptoms of depression both in the short and the long term. Just a Thought courses are based on CBT.Start course now
What will I learn?
Lesson 1The diagnosis
Lesson 2Monitor your thoughts and activities
Lesson 3Learn to improve your activities and thoughts
Lesson 4Facing fears
Lesson 5Being assertive
Lesson 6Preventing relapse
How effective is it?
Most people benefit from each lesson completed and show greater improvement when they complete the entire course.
Randomised controlled trials and effectiveness studies prove that the tool really works.
of people who benefited substantially
of people report they were no longer troubled by anxiety after completing the course
Step by step
1Take a quiz
Take a short quiz to understand how you're feeling and if you would benefit from a course.
Follow Liz's journey - one of our Just a Thought characters who is learning to combat anxiety.
Summaries and activities you can download to practise the skills learnt in each lesson.
Additional activities and information you can download and complete between lessons.
Real life stories about how others overcame their anxiety.
Schedule your next lesson to receive reminders when it is available.
What type of support will I receive?
The amount of support you receive will depend on how you choose to do this course. If the healthcare professional you are working with prescribes it for you, they will receive updates on your wellbeing and progress so they can support you.
If you choose the self-care method, you won’t get support from your health professional. The self-care method is designed to enhance motivation and self-reliance. Provided you complete all six lessons, your results from the self-care method will be as good as with supervision.
How long will it take?
You can take this free course at your own pace over 3 months. It is best to do one lesson every week or two, so you have time to practise between lessons. We’ve built in a 5-day lockout period between lessons. This is important to give you the time you need to revise and practise the new skills you’ve learnt. We’ll email you to tell you when your next lesson is available. You’ll get 90 days access to your course. When you complete the course, you’ll get an extra 12 months access so you can revisit the course at any time.Give it a try now