Panic Uplift Study

Do you experience frequent panic attacks? Or avoid situations due to fear of panicking?
We are inviting people who struggle with panic attacks to help evaluate an online program of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

The study compares our existing Panic Program to a new version of the program. We hope to understand how the two versions compare in helping people with panic disorder get better quicker and stay well for longer.

What is the program like?
The program is online, self-paced and can be completed from the comfort of your home. Participants have 8 weeks to work through 6 comic-style lessons that teach practical strategies for overcoming panic.

You would be given skills to practice between lessons and can receive support from a mental health clinician via phone or email. All of our clinicians specialise in panic and anxiety.

You would be asked to answer questionnaires before each lesson, then 1 week, 3 months and 6 months after you finish the program.

Who can participate?
To participate you need to live in Australia, be at least 18 years old, have regular access to a computer with internet (webcam is not needed), and be willing to provide us with your full name, email, phone number and address, so that we can contact you.

Unfortunately, we can’t include people with bipolar disorder, psychosis, or schizophrenia, as we don’t have evidence that our program is helpful for these conditions. We also can’t include people who are suicidal.

We will assess for other eligibility criteria during the application process. We may ask to call you for a 30 minute phone interview.

Is it free?

Want to apply?
It is best to complete your application using a desktop PC or a laptop and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as the web browser. At this time, we discourage the use of mobile phones to complete your application.

Feel free to contact us at (email is monitored during business hours AEST) if you would like to speak further with the study team, or if you have any questions or concerns. The study team includes researchers at St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please read the Participant Information Sheet and then click "Apply Now" below to register and get started on some questionnaires to work out if this is the right study for you.

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