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 currently have these programs available:


The Wellbeing Course For adults with depression and/or anxiety symptoms
Wellbeing After Cancer For adults with anxiety and or depression after they have completed cancer care
Pain for Fibromyalgia For adults diagnosed with fibromyalgia, who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.

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 Online.Therapy.User@uregina.ca

Funding Agencies for this Project Include:


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