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A BETTER DIRECTION IN LIFE

1 in 5 people struggle with their mental health each year. Whether you need help now, or want to prepare for the future, myCompass will teach you ways to boost your mental fitness.
1 in 5 people struggle with their mental health each year. Whether you need help now, or want to prepare for the future, myCompass will teach you ways to boost your mental fitness.

HOW IT WORKS

myCompass provides a personalised self-help program that you can use on your mobile phone, computer and/or tablet.

YOUR MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKIT

Learn new ways to deal with thoughts, feelings and behaviours that cause your trouble. You will have a tool-kit of strategies to use when you need them.

HOW ARE YOU TRAVELLING?

The myCompass symptom screeners will help you understand your symptoms and areas where you might need help. You can take the screeners as often as you like.

When you complete the screeners you will get immediate feedback on your answers, and some recommendations about the best course of action.


Your score is in the ‘mild’ range.

Mild symptoms of depression can happen when people have a lot going on, and things start to get on top of them.

myCompass can help you take care of yourself by teaching you skills to stay well.

Click here to register with myCompass

Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by:

Please select atleast one option

Little interest or pleasure in doing things
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Feeling tired or having little energy
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Poor appetite or overeating
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Feeling bad about yourself - or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Moving or speaking so slowly so that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Your responses show that you are going through a tough time. Please see your doctor, mental health care professional, Lifeline 13 11 14, or the emergency department of a hospital as soon as possible. If you are in in danger, call the emergency number '000'.

If you checked off any problems, how difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?

Not difficult at all
Somewhat difficult
Very difficult
Extremely difficult



Your score is in the ‘mild’ range.

Mild symptoms of depression can happen when people have a lot going on, and things start to get on top of them.

myCompass can help you take care of yourself by teaching you skills to stay well.

Click here to register with myCompass

Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by:

Please select atleast one option

Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Not being able to stop or control worrying
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Worrying too much about different things
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Trouble relaxing
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Being so restless that it is hard to sit still
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Becoming easily annoyed or irritable
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen
Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day



If you checked off any problems, how difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?

Not difficult at all
Somewhat difficult
Very difficult
Extremely difficult



WHAT AFFECTS YOU?

SYMPTOM TRACKER SYMPTOM TRACKER

What affects you?

Rating or ‘tracking’ your thoughts, feelings and behaviours is one of the best ways to take charge of them. This means making regular ratings, on a scale of 1 to 10, of how intensely or frequently you experienced the thought, feeling and/or behaviour.

You can use myCompass to track quickly and easily and at any time on your mobile phone, computer or tablet device. myCompass will also:

  • Send you SMS or email tracking reminders (as often as you like)
  • Let you to track up to three things at once
  • Collect information about where you are, what you are doing, and who you are with when you track
  • Give you graphical feedback about your tracking that you can print out

TAKE ACTION

LEARN TECHNIQUES

HOW ARE YOU TRAVELLING?

The myCompass symptom screeners will help you understand your symptoms and areas where you might need help. You can take the screeners as often as you like.

When you complete the screeners you will get immediate feedback on your answers, and some recommendations about the best course of action.


What affects you?

Rating or ‘tracking’ your thoughts, feelings and behaviours is one of the best ways to take charge of them. This means making regular ratings, on a scale of 1 to 10, of how intensely or frequently you experienced the thought, feeling and/or behaviour.

You can use myCompass to track quickly and easily and at any time on your mobile phone, computer or tablet device. myCompass will also:

  • Send you SMS or email tracking reminders (as often as you like)
  • Let you to track up to three things at once
  • Collect information about where you are, what you are doing, and who you are with when you track
  • Give you graphical feedback about your tracking that you can print out

Taking action

myCompass has 14 interactive learning ‘modules’. In three, short, 10-minute sessions, each learning module teaches you skills to make positive changes in your life.

All of the skills are evidence-based, meaning that scientific studies have shown that they work. They all come from effective psychological treatments including cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, problem solving therapy and positive psychology.

Your score is in the ‘mild’ range.

Mild symptoms of depression can happen when people have a lot going on, and things start to get on top of them.

myCompass can help you take care of yourself by teaching you skills to stay well.

Click here to register with myCompass

Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by:

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day

Please select atleast one option

Little interest or pleasure in doing things
Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless
Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much
Feeling tired or having little energy
Poor appetite or overeating
Feeling bad about yourself - or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down
Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television
Moving or speaking so slowly so that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual
Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way

Your responses show that you are going through a tough time. Please see your doctor, mental health care professional, Lifeline 13 11 14, or the emergency department of a hospital as soon as possible. If you are in in danger, call the emergency number '000'.

Not difficult at all
Somewhat difficult
Very difficult
Extremely difficult

If you checked off any problems, how difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?



Your score is in the ‘mild’ range.

Mild symptoms of depression can happen when people have a lot going on, and things start to get on top of them.

myCompass can help you take care of yourself by teaching you skills to stay well.

Click here to register with myCompass

Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by:

Not at all
Several days
More than half the days
Nearly every day

Please select atleast one option

Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge
Not being able to stop or control worrying
Worrying too much about different things
Trouble relaxing
Being so restless that it is hard to sit still
Becoming easily annoyed or irritable
Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen
Not difficult at all
Somewhat difficult
Very difficult
Extremely difficult

If you checked off any problems, how difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?



  • Anxiety is fear “fear that lasts”, and too much anxiety is uncomfortable and stops us from enjoying life.You will learn what triggers your anxiety, what helps to keep it going, and what you can do to manage anxiety when it pops up so that it doesn’t take over.
  • Goal setting is a powerful tool to make life more satisfying and meaningful. You will learn how to set SMART goals. SMART goals are more achievable because they are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Rewarding and Time-bound.
  • It can be hard to enjoy activities when we’re feeling low or depressed. You will learnhow to put pleasant activities back into your life, and how to build motivation to make life more enjoyable.
  • Good sleep is important for good mental health, but it doesn’t always come easily.You will learn what affects your sleep and what you can do to improve your sleep qualityand, in turn, your mental wellbeing.
  • Dealing with loss and major life change can feel overwhelming and painful.You will learn ways to create a meaningful and rewarding life, while at the same time accepting the difficult emotions that loss and change often bring.
  • When we feel stressed or anxious our breathing can become shallow and our muscles tense.You will learnsimple ways to manage tension and nervousness through breathing, physical relaxation and visualisation.
  • Effective coping with stress can keep us physically healthy and reduce our risk of depression or anxiety.You will learn ways to balance your life, maintain energy, and more helpful ways to handle the inevitable difficulties and challenges of life.
  • Clear communication is important for building positive relationshipsand, in turn, maintaining good mental health.You will learn effective ways to listen and express yourselfso that social relationships are more rewarding.
  • When our problems remain unsolved we can feel stressed, helpless and overwhelmed.You will learn a structured approach to effective problem-solving and improving your problem-solving confidence.
  • Sometimes even building happiness takes effort, but it is achievable if you know how.You will learn how to boost happiness by focusing on the things that are going well for you in your life.
  • How we think about ourselves and our world can have a big impact on our feelings and behaviours.You will learn to ways to spot and break unhelpful thinking habitsso that your thoughts are more balanced, motivating and realistic.
  • Worry can irritable, stressed, anxious and tired, and can affect our sleep and concentration. You will learn ways to recognise and take change when your worry is unhelpful and feels beyond your control.
  • Man Central is a place for men to check in and learn new ways to manage life’s ups and downs.You will learn ways to keep feeling your best and to bounce back quickly when life throws you a curveball.
  • The daily demands ofdiabetes can sometimes leave people feeling stressed, unmotivated and with little energy for anything else. If you have diabetes, this module will give you tips and strategies for keeping diabetes in perspective and living a balanced and more fulfilling life.

myCompass made me aware of my problems and my need to deal with them. It made me feel like I wasn't alone.
I was able to see a pattern in my moods and work out what was causing them to fluctuate. myCompass kept me on top of my feelings so I could reassess what was going on each day.
myCompass taught me to approach life's hurdles in a more positive manner. I'm now more in control and am better equipped to soothe myself.
myCompass can fit in with a busy lifestyle. As a shift worker, I could refer to online information at times and places convenient to me.
myCompass motivated me to change my behaviour. It kept me on top of my feelings so I could reassess what was going on each day.

MORE BENEFITS

TAILOR-MADE TO YOU

Personalised, interactive and flexible tools help you deal more effectively with life’s challenges.

TOOLS IN YOUR POCKET

Use myCompass wherever and whenever suits you on your mobile phone or tablet.

KEEP A JOURNAL

Keep a private and secure record of your thoughts, feelings and experiences.

STAY MOTIVATED

Receive motivational messages and more by SMS or email as often as you like at a time that suits you.