About Us

The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) is a joint facility of the University of New South Wales and St Vincents Hospital in Sydney Australia. It combines clinical and research expertise in the recognition and treatment of the anxiety and depressive disorders.

CRUfAD was founded in 1964 by Professor Gavin Andrews.

Anxiety and Depression are among the commonest mental disorders. There are effective treatments for all these disorders, but even in the wealthy countries like the US, Canada, England or Australia, less than a quarter of sufferers get proven treatments.

CRUfAD combines clinical and research expertise to reduce the impact of anxiety and depressive disorders on individuals.


CRUfAD is made up of three key departments:

1. THIS WAY UP provides online treatment programs, education and research in anxiety and depressive disorders.

2. VIRTUAL CLINIC holds clinical trials for web-based education & treatment programs for anxiety and depression.

3. ANXIETY DISORDERS CLINIC, located at St Vincents Hospital in Sydney, specialises in the assessment and treatment of adults with anxiety disorders.

Dr Mike Millard

Dr Mike Millard is the Director of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) and THIS WAY UP, part of St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of NSW.

He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer with particular expertise in youth and adult mental health and emerging and innovative treatment.

Dr Mike is passionate about developing, evaluating and implementing treatment that enhances accessibility, long-term impacts and is empowering.

THIS WAY UP is Australia’s largest provider of digital mental health treatment.