MindSpot Treatments

The Wellbeing Plus Course

Symptoms treated

Depression Panic attacks Social anxiety Anxiety Stress Excessive worry
Age range
Older adults 60+
Open to
Australian Residents

What's involved?

The Wellbeing Plus Course is a clinically-proven treatment that helps adults aged 60+ improve their psychological health and overcome symptoms of depression and anxiety. It consists of five lessons over an eight-week period and is designed to provide you with 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
  • How to stay well once the course has finished

Does it work?

  • More than 2,000 people have completed the Wellbeing Plus Course at MindSpot.
  • Over 95% of people report they would recommend the Wellbeing Plus Course.
  • On average people’s symptoms of anxiety and depression reduce by 50%.
  • The age range of people doing the Wellbeing Plus Course is 60 to 93 years.
  • The Wellbeing Plus Course has been trialled at the eCentreClinic in three randomised controlled trials with more than 500 people, with excellent results.
  • Many people tell us they wish they had done this course when they were younger.

Who is this course for?

The Wellbeing Plus Course is recommended for people who:

  • Are 60 years of age or older
  • Are Australian residents
  • Experience low mood, depression, stress, social anxiety, panic attacks or general worry
  • Have at least four hours a week to spend working on the course and practising the skills

The Wellbeing Plus Course is not recommended 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.