Too Hard to Walk into the Clinic?

Many people struggling with worry, stress, anxiety, or depression refuse to see a psychologist or counsellor. No matter how many referrals they receive, they never make it into a clinic.

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Many people struggling with worry, stress, anxiety, or depression refuse to see a psychologist or counsellor. No matter how many referrals they receive, they never make it into a clinic. Sometimes it is because of the fear of disclosing their frailties, or sometimes it is fear of (perceived) social judgement. These effects of stigma only serve to maintain symptoms and continue the cycles of distress and burden.


A recent solution to improving access to evidence-based treatments is for people to use online mental health resources. Such resources offer privacy, confidentiality, and convenience. Clinically proven treatments courses like the Wellbeing Course that is offered at MindSpot could be the answer so many people are hunting for.

We created the MindSpot Clinic to improve access to assessment and treatment services that can be accessed online or via telephone, for free.

The treatment courses used at the MindSpot Clinic were carefully developed and tested in clinical trials at the eCentreClinic, Macquarie  university, in Sydney Australia. Thousands of people have benefited from these treatments.

Our hope is that the MindSpot Clinic will provide thousands of Australians with high quality, convenient, and free mental health services. By doing this, we hope to make a positive difference to their life - now and into the future.

Please visit our website: http://mindspot.org.au/ or call us on 1800 61 44 34 for further information.

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Dr Jan Orman

Jan is Sydney GP, private psychological medicine practitioner in Sydney’s inner west and a GP educator for Black Dog Institute.

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