A mental health tool that works around your schedule.

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/digital-tools-apps/mycompass/

It’s normal to feel fatigued or overwhelmed sometimes, and it’s important to find ways to manage that stress and worry at a pace that suits you.

myCompass is a free online tool that can help you identify unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and learn strategies to deal with them.

There are no hidden costs and it is backed by research.

How does it work?

myCompass offers a personalised experience and can recommend learning activities that best match your needs.

Alternatively, you can select from fourteen learning activities that most interest you.

The myCompass mood tracking features allows you to track your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in four areas – depression, anxiety, stress, and sleep. It provides graphical feedback to better recognise the patterns and triggers that impact your mental health, both positively and negatively.

The learning activities deliver proven psychological techniques used by doctors and psychologists such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

If symptoms persist, worsen or change unexpectedly, always speak to your health professional.

The benefits of using myCompass include:

  • Personalised for your needs: myCompass can recommend learning activities that best suit your needs.
  • Fits into your schedule: myCompass is flexible, easy to access, and self-guided so you can work at your own pace.
  • Credible and actionable: Based on clinical approaches, it gives you real data about your mental health, making it easier to talk about and take action.

Who’s it for?

Requiring minimal technical skills, myCompass is for people who:

  • want to better manage their stress levels with the impacts of COVID-19 and other events
  • would like to improve their mental health
  • have depressive, anxious and/or stress symptoms in the mild-to-moderate range
  • are aged 18 years old and above
  • read English with ease

myCompass for people living with diabetes

Diabetes is a common disease, and rates of depressive symptoms in people living with diabetes are two to three times higher than in the general population. With the support of the RACGP Foundation and Diabetes Australia, myCompass has developed a specific online learning activity aimed at helping people balance the demands of diabetes with other important life goals. Called ‘Doing what really counts’, this activity is accessible to all users of myCompass.

myCompass for men

myCompass received funding from Beyond Blue and the Movember Foundation to develop a specific online learning activity for men with mild-to-moderate depressive symptoms. Called ‘Managing depression for men’, this activity is accessible to all myCompass users who identify as male.