Project ID: 2016_001_ANG_02

Online treatment options for anxiety and depression are an important area of investigation, as not everyone who experiences these symptoms wants to, or needs to, visit a mental health professional (e.g., psychologist) for face-to-face therapy. The purpose of this project is to assess whether a new online program (iCanADAPT Advanced) is useful and helpful for people who have a diagnosis of advanced cancer, and are currently experiencing anxiety, depression, or both.


The researcher: Professor Gavin Andrews

Gavin Andrews AO, MD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP is Professor of Psychiatry at UNSW at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Professor Andrews has been an academic staff member of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW since 1964. He is the Director of the UNSW School of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Hospital where he heads the Anxiety and Depression Clinic, and the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to participate in this study if you have a current diagnosis of advanced-stage cancer and you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.


What does this project involve?

If you are eligible and choose to take part, you will participate in a 6 lesson online program for anxiety and depression.

Where is the project being conducted?

This project is being conducted by the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. As it is an online project, it can be done at a time and place convenient to you.

How do I express interest in participating?

To get more information about this project:

  • Click on “Yes, I’m interested” at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
  • Call us on 1300 709 485 and we can help you through the process. Register4 is an online register, so have your email address ready.

After we verify your details, we will send you an invitation email. The invitation email formally asks whether you give Register4 permission to forward your contact details to the researcher. You will also have the opportunity to specify which contact details you would like us to send to the researcher on your behalf.