Stepping Up is a 6 to 8 week internet-based program for people with arthritis, back pain or other musculoskeletal conditions.

It supports you to deal with some of the physical and emotional challenges of living with a musculoskeletal condition, such as stress, pain, fatigue, depression, low mood, anxiety, worry, sleep problems and making lifestyle changes.


Stepping Up is accessed through the internet. You can participate from the convenience of your home.

Who are the Stepping Up project team?

Stepping Up has been developed by the Public Health Innovations Unit at Deakin University in collaboration with consumers, doctors and other health professionals, beyondblue, and Arthritis Victoria. The project is funded by a research grant from beyondblue. Public Health Innovation Deakin University is a leader in the development and evaluation of programs which support people living with chronic disease.

Find Out More

If you would like more information, or if you are interested in participating in the research trial, please contact the Stepping Up project team.

Funded by

Beyond Blue


Stepping Up guides you step by step through a personalised program designed to help you achieve your health related goals.

Professional Support

In Stepping Up you will find information, examples and activities to complete online, plus optional email support from a health professional.