Staying on Track

A module from Just a Thought

An online course to help New Zealanders with their mental and emotional health through times of stress and uncertainty.

Staying on Track By Wise Group
  • Free online course
  • Ranges of resources to provide practical strategies to help people in times of distress

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  • collect medical information? Yes
  • require a login? Yes
  • have password protection? Yes
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  • require internet access? Yes
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What is Staying on Track?

Staying on Track is an online course that provides a range of tools to help you cope with worries and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. It consists of one illustrated lesson, supported by a lesson summary and helpful resources.

The content teaches you how to manage worry, stay active, manage sleep problems, stay connected with yourself and others, problem-solve and more. Before you start, you are asked a series of questions to gauge how you are feeling.

The course can be done with the support of a healthcare professional or you can do it on your own (self-guided). It is available to anyone residing in Aotearoa New Zealand or the Pacific Island nations who may need some extra support with their mental wellbeing due to the impacts of COVID-19. For the complete app description, go to the website(external link) or, for a detailed review, see Reviews.    


✔ At the end of the lesson there are multiple resources.
– 11 written resources. These cover a wide variety of standard cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) tools and topics such as Worry Time, and a problem-solving worksheet.
 – One abstract animated video (breathing exercise).
 – There is also an 8-page lesson section going over the topics and tips, finishing off with a few worksheets (similar to the downloadable ones).

✔ The session has a validated mental health screening questionnaire (which you can skip).

✔ Sign language version. 

✔ You can either sign up for free on your own, or a clinician (eg, your doctor or CBT therapist) can ‘refer’ you and monitor your progress and mental health questionnaire scores. The clinician cannot interact with you in any way on the platform.

✔ Free.

✔ Suitable for both adolescents and adults.

✘ There is no mobile app, but the web page is mobile-optimised. Best suited for tablets, laptops or desktop computers.

✘ There are several disadvantages to online CBT. These include:
 – low adherence when unguided
 – lack of direct monitoring unless your GP's practice is set up for this
 – technology accessibility
 – English literacy requirements.

✘ There is a general lack of video elements.

✘ It's not available in languages other than English.

Review details

  • November 2022, Online course
  • April 2020, Online course

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Reviewed by: Rachel Massey, Registered Psychologist

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