MindSpot Treatments

The Indigenous Wellbeing Course

Symptoms treated

Depression Panic attacks Social anxiety Anxiety Stress Excessive worry
Age range
Open to
Australian Residents

What's involved?

The Indigenous Wellbeing Course consists of five lessons over an eight-week period. It is designed to provide the information and skills that you would normally receive from a mental health professional. You can choose to receive weekly therapist support during the course, or you can choose to contact us when you need to.

The course aims to help people break unhelpful habits and learn the following core psychological skills:

  • How to recognise the cycle of symptoms involved in anxiety and depression
  • How to recognise and challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs
  • How to recognise and manage physical symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • How to gain confidence by learning to safely confront things you have been avoiding
  • Stories of how other Indigenous Australians have recovered
  • How to stay well once the course has finished

Does it work?

  • More than 200 Australians have used the Wellbeing Course and the Indigenous Wellbeing Course at MindSpot.
  • 95% of people say they would recommend the course.
  • On average, people’s symptoms of anxiety and depression reduce by 45–55%.

Who is this course for?

The Indigenous Wellbeing Course is recommended for people who:

  • Are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 18 years and older
  • Are Australian residents
  • Experience symptoms of low mood, depression, stress, social anxiety, panic attacks or excessive worry
  • Have at least four hours a week to spend working on the course and practising the skills

The Indigenous Wellbeing Course is not suitable for people who:

If you have very severe symptoms we strongly recommend that you see a GP and a psychologist and/or psychiatrist for assessment and treatment.

We strongly recommend you discuss your participation in this course with your GP and other health professionals. Maintaining a good working relationship with your GP is essential and they can help you decide whether this program is going to be suitable for you. You can find out if you are eligible for this course by completing the MindSpot assessment.