Take Control of Your Wellbeing

THIS WAY UP provides online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programs. CBT emphasises the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours in creating change.

We help individuals understand, manage and change their thoughts (cognition) and actions (behaviours).

THIS WAY UP courses have been designed and written by a group of world-leading hospital, and university experts, with the aim of helping you to improve your wellbeing. We offer courses for a range of anxiety, depressive and physical disorders.

General practitioners, psychologists, and other clinicians can prescribe these courses to you and then monitor your progress. As you progress, our system keeps you and your clinician informed of your wellbeing.

We also offer these courses in a self help format, where your health practitioner is not involved. As you progress through the lessons, THIS WAY UP keeps you on track and notes your level of distress in order to keep you informed.

What Courses Do We Offer?

Mental Health

We offer a range of courses for depression and the anxiety disorders. These courses have been proven to work in high-quality, clinical trials. On average, 80% of people who complete one of these courses benefit substantially, with 50% no longer being troubled by anxiety or depression.

Physical Health

Short Wellbeing Courses

We also offer a number of free short courses in addition to our full range of CBT programs.  These evidence-based courses are self-paced and designed to be completed within 2 months at most.

Why Choose THIS WAY UP?

If you are suffering from any of these conditions, there is a strong chance that you will benefit greatly from undertaking one or more of these courses. On average, most people get benefit from each lesson they completed. 80% of people who complete all lessons benefit substantially, with 50% to the point of no longer being troubled by anxiety or depression related illness. 20% do not benefit and will need to seek further assistance.

All courses on offer have been proven through clinical trials conducted by our research unit, Virtual Clinic, and the results have been published in leading scientific journals. THIS WAY UP is very convenient, very effective and less than the cost of going to see a therapist for CBT or visiting a doctor for medication. All THIS WAY UP courses are available in a self help format, or in consultation with your health care professional, so you can choose how much support you receive.


Our full-length, disorder-specific courses are rigorously tested in our research unit, Virtual Clinic, before they are released. We have treated over 2,000 patients in Virtual Clinic, using versions of the depression, panic, social phobia, GAD, OCD, and transdiagnostic courses, and have found that the courses significantly reduce anxiety and depression. Virtual Clinic is also continually involved in a range of research projects investigating the nature, causes and treatment of anxiety disorders.

As of October 2015, we had more than 4500 clinicians and more than 9700 patients enrolled in THIS WAY UP.

People Who Have Taken THIS WAY UP Courses Have Found Them



Our average each person makes a significant reduction in anxiety and depression.



They can be done from home outside working hours.

"Low cost"

The entire course costs less than one visit to a psychologist or psychiatrist.

"No fuss"

The course can be accessed immediately without any waiting periods or bookings.

Who Is Suitable For A THIS WAY UP Course?

Patients who have a moderate to severe anxiety and depressive disorder are suitable for a THIS WAY UP course. Please note that THIS WAY UP will not accept clinical responsibility for individuals who:


Have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or drug or alcohol dependence.


Are suicidal.


Are taking benzodiazepines and/or atypical antipsychotics.