e-hub self-help programs

About e-hub programs

e-hub's online self-help programs are based on the best available evidence and evaluated through high quality research. They can be used anonymously, 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the world.

e-couch provides self-help for depression, general anxiety and social anxiety using strategies drawn from cognitive behavioural and interpersonal therapies, relaxation, and physical activity. e-couch also includes programs for separation and divorce, and loss and bereavement. ecouch.com.au

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. moodgym.com.au

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. bluepages.anu.edu.au

All programs are provided free of charge to Australians thanks to funding by the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health.

e-hub self-help programs were originally developed and evaluated over 15 years by e-mental health researchers at the Australian National University. The programs are based on reviews of scientific literature, as well as relevant clinical and ethical guidelines, such as those of the Australian Psychological Society.


The moodgym Cognitive Behaviour Training program was co-authored by Helen Christensen and Kathy Griffiths and the original site was launched in July 2001. The upgraded site, moodgym Mark II, was released in September 2003, and the third revision (current site) was launched in March 2008. The current version was released in June 2017.

BluePages Depression Information

The BluePages Depression Information website was launched in March 2002 by Dr Kay Patterson, Minister for Health and Ageing. The information on depression treatments is regularly updated based on reviews of available scientific evidence.


Helen Christensen and Kathy Griffiths began developing the concept for the e-couch website in 2005, and were the principal writers of its content, along with Georgia Tayler, a clinical psychologist in private practice. e-couch was launched to the public in July 2007, and later expanded to include streams for generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, divorce & separation, and loss & bereavement, as well as depression. The current version was released in March 2021.