Many people with depression and anxiety disorders don’t seek help, which means that their symptoms are likely to last longer and recur. Frequently reported obstacles to help-seeking include lack of access (especially to psychological treatment), fears of stigma, and the belief that ‘no-one can help’. e-hub Web Services provide quality information and training via technology solutions in order to help to overcome these obstacles.
Vision and mission
The vision of e-hub Web Services is for all individuals to have access to quality evidence-based information and effective early intervention and treatment resources for mental health problems.
The mission of e-hub Web Services is to deliver online self-help programs which are based on the best available evidence and evaluated through high quality research.
How e-hub Web Services can help
e-hub Web Services are online self-help programs (MoodGYM , e-couch and BluePages) which can be accessed anonymously and free of charge by all Australians 24 hours a day, from anywhere. The programs have been developed by international experts in the field of mental health and web service delivery research, some of whom have personally experienced depression. The programs are consumer focused and based on the best available scientific evidence.
All programs are provided free of charge to Australians thanks to funding by the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health.
e-hub programs can be used at any time to build resilience, prevent the development of mental health difficulties and to promote wellbeing. They can also be used at any point in recovery to learn symptom management skills.
The programs are:
- e-couch provides self-help modules for depression, general anxiety and social anxiety using strategies drawn from cognitive behavioural and interpersonal therapies, relaxation, and physical activity. e-couch also includes modules for separation and divorce, and loss and bereavement.
- moodgym is an interactive self-help program for preventing and coping with depression and anxiety. moodgym teaches self-help skills drawn from cognitive behaviour therapy.
- BluePages Depression Information provides information about treatments for depression based on the latest scientific evidence, as well as symptom quizzes and relaxation downloads, and links to other helpful resources.