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
This course was so helpful. I appreciated the bite-sized lessons and that they came with a summary and resources so I could practise between lessons. The reminders when I hadn't been on for a while were helpful and motivating. The cartoon format of the lesson felt less intimidating, while the scenarios were relatable. I felt like I was part if something bigger and that other people experience similar symptoms. As a result, I felt understood, validated and supported.
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.
5Share your story
You'll have the opportunity to share your story and help motivate others.
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.