Beating the Blues

Beating the Blues is a free, clinically-validated online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tool,
designed to help individuals manage mild-to-moderate depression and anxiety

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Mental health support

Online CBT Program

Beating the Blues is New Zealand’s only fully funded, evidence-based, online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program for the treatment of mild and moderate depression.

Weekly Sessions

The program is made up of 8 weekly sessions each lasting 50 minutes. It is interactive, completely confidential, and can be completed anywhere and anytime via mobile, tablet, or computer.

Track Progress

Progress and activity reports are available so you can track your patients progress and you are alerted if they record any potentially harmful behaviours requiring intervention or support.

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Beating the Blues is a clinically validated online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tool, designed by experts to help individuals manage mild-to-moderate depression and anxiety.

It brings all the benefits of CBT directly to your patients via their computer or smart device, at no cost to the patient or the provider.

How does it work?

Beating the Blues consists of 8 weekly online sessions, each lasting 50 minutes. It works by helping patients understand depression and anxiety and then providing them with tools to better manage their condition, teaching them how to think differently about themselves and the things that happen to them.

After each session, patients are given things to do and think about as they go about their daily lives.

Seven out of ten people who have used Beating the Blues have been able to overcome their depression and would recommend it to one of their friends.

Are you prescribing Beating the Blues?

An evidence-based online CBT treatment programme for depression and anxiety

Fully funded by the Ministry of Health for adults (18+) living in New Zealand

Recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)

Interactive, online, confidential

8 weekly 50-minute online sessions

Patients can access via mobile, tablet, or computer – anytime, anywhere

Available from any General Practice with any PMS/Patient Portal


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