Online Therapy Unit for Service, Education, and Research

The Online Therapy Unit is a free online mental health unit which is led by Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos from the University of Regina. This service makes use of online therapy programs that were initially developed by the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia.

We have a new research opportunity available! Please complete a few questionnaires, and watch a short audio visual presentation explaining the Online Therapy Unit and the Wellbeing Course. To participate, click the button below:

We currently have these programs available:

The Wellbeing Course For adults with depression and/or anxiety symptoms.

The Online Therapy Unit allows trained therapists to provide Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Online-CBT) to residents of Saskatchewan who have difficulties with depression, anxiety, and/or panic. Please note the self-guided Pain Course for Fibromyalgia is offered to all Canadian residents. The Unit also provides education and training to diverse health professionals and students on how to deliver services online. This unit is also responsible for conducting research on how to best train therapists and deliver online-CBT in Saskatchewan.

Depression and anxiety are common, disabling, and remain untreated for many Canadians. CBT involves helping clients learn how to identify and make changes to problematic thoughts and actions. Therapist-guided Online-CBT occurs when clients review educational material online and correspond with their therapist over a secure messaging system. Online-CBT has many advantages including being more available, convenient and efficient than CBT delivered in person.

For more information please contact the unit at 306-337-3331 or email

To be informed of future research studies by our Unit: Register Here

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Do you experience significant anxiety or panic of any kind? We are developing a new measure of anxiety. Complete a phone interview and online questionnaires, and enter to win a $50 gift certificate. For more information:

Funding Agencies for this Project Include:

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF)
  • Rx&D Health Research Foundation (HRF)