Research so far on this course ...
We have conducted > 2 trials of this course
More than 4,000 participants have enrolled in this course
We have published > 2 studies evaluating this course
The UniWellbeing Course is one of our most evaluated, free, online and internet-delivered treatment courses, which is designed specifically for university students. The course is designed to teach practical, proven, skills for managing symptoms of stress, anxiety, worry, low mood and depression.
We developed The UniWellbeing Course because many young adults have difficulties with stress, anxiety, worry, low mood and depression. But, few people have access to or never seek treatment.
In fact, we know that as many as 50% of students experience stress, anxiety, worry, low mood and depression. This is understandable given the demands of university life and the demands of balancing this with other responsibilities. The UniWellbeing Course is designed to help students learn practical strategies to stay emotionally healthy.
We now offer the UniWellbeing Course via several university counselling services, where we support those services to provide the course to their students.
To learn more about symptoms of low mood and depression, please click here. To learn more about stress and anxiety, please click here.
Who is the course suitable for?
The course is suitable for:
Adults aged 18 years and older
Who are studying at university, whether full-time or part-time
With symptoms of stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.
With depression, social anxiety, panic attacks and generalised worry
Who want to learn information and skills to improve the quality of their lives and emotional wellbeing.
Who have the time to spend working on the course and practicing the skills taught during the Course.
Unfortunately, we cannot include people who are currently suicidal, do not have access to the Internet.
What does the course involve?
The course involves:
4 online lessons that provide information and teach practical self-management skills.
Worksheets to help understand and practice those skills.
Lots of Additional Resources and Case Stories and examples from others.
Brief weekly contact with a clinician via email and telephone (not available in every course).
The course aims to provide the information and skills that you would normally receive from a psychologist, if you attend a specialist treatment facility or university counselling service. The course runs over 5 weeks, although students get several months access tot he course.
The UniWellbeing Couse has been carefully designed to work with both regular clinician support as well as in self-guided formats.
What have we found so far?
We have now had a lot of people complete this course. Participants are reporting improvements in:
Stress and generalised anxiety
Low mood and depression
Panic and panic attacks
Social anxiety and fears
Although the Course is hard work, more than 90% of participants are also reporting the course is worth their time and that they'd recommend it to others.
Some of the key papers we have published on this course are:
Dear BF, Johnson B, Singh A, Wilkes B, Brkic T, Gupta R, Jones MP, Bailey S, Dudeney J, Gandy M, Foglitiati R, Titov N. (2019). Examining an internet-delivered intervention for anxiety and depression when delivered as a part of routine care for university students: A phase IV trial. Journal of Affective Disorders, 256, 567- 577.
Mullins A, Dear BF, Karin E, Wootton BW, Johnston L, Staples LG, Gandy M, Fogliati V, Titov N. (2015). The UniWellbeing Course: Examining a transdiagnostic internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program for university students with anxiety and depression. Internet Interventions, 2, 128-136
What is the current trial or study looking at?
Every time we offer a course we offer it as a part of a trial or study. This means that participants are helping us to answer an important research question while they participate in our courses.
We are currently providing the UniWellbeing Course via trials with several university counselling services. However, we are not offering it directly to students ourselves at the moment.
When is the next course being offered?
We are currently offering the UniWellbeing Course via collaborative partnerships with several Australian university counselling services, where those services are using the course with their students. However, we are not offering the course directly to students at the moment.
If you are interested in participating, please click on the 'register now' button below. We will then email you as soon as the course becomes available.
At the moment, we are recommending people consider participating in our standard Wellbeing Course, here. Or, if they are experiencing a chronic health condition, our Chronic Conditions Course, here.