Welcome to ehub Health
The ehub Health suite of interactive self-help programs empowers users to learn about and prevent or manage common mental health issues.
moodgym and moodgym plus provide cost-effective and accessible self-help for depression and anxiety, and have a large evidence base supporting their effectiveness.
mental health guru
mental health guru provides brief induction training for all employees. It reduces stigma and encourages users to seek help for mental heath problems as required.
Support the well-being of your employees or members
eHub Health offers organizations cost-effective subscription access to Mental Health Guru, moodgym and moodgym plus for their employees or members.
moodgym is an online CBT training program for depression and anxiety
- Online training in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).
- Five modules with interactive exercises, workbooks, anxiety and depression quizzes and downloadable relaxation audio.
- Broad evidence base in both the prevention and management of depression and anxiety.
moodgym PLUS delivers online self-help for specific mental health issues
- Targeted program modules for:
– Anxiety & worry
– Social Anxiety Disorder
– Problem gambling
– Divorce & separation
– Loss & bereavement
- Evidence based information and self-help modules.
mental health guru delivers online training modules for workplaces
- Brief training for all staff.
- Information about depression & anxiety, and how to get help.
- Interactive myth busting.
- Practical advice about how to assist colleagues and responsibilities of supervisors.
- Videos of personal workplace experiences.
All user data is stored securely and kept confidential to protect the privacy of users.
The programs have been extensively evaluated for effectiveness and have been used by over 1,000,000 registered users worldwide.
ehub Health delivers online self-help programs to improve mental health and well-being. ehub Health programs provide users with evidence-based information and skills training to prevent or manage the symptoms of common mental health problems, and provide organizations with cost-effective tools to educate their employees to reduce the costs associated with mental health issues in their workforce.
moodgym, moodgym plus and mental health guru were originally developed and evaluated over 15 years by researchers at The Australian National University, and are now available to organizations and individuals worldwide through subscription. ehub Health has been founded by staff at the Australian National University who had been involved in the development and delivery of its e-mental health programs for over 13 years.
of adults in the U.S. experiences a mental illness each year
Depression costs employers in the U.S. nearly $44 billion each year, and results in 200 million days of lost work
There is only 1 mental health provider for every 790 individuals
Mental Health America, 2014
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2015
Mental Health America, 2014
ehub Health and your organization
ehub Health programs are subscription based. Once subscribed all employees or members of an organization can easily access the material anywhere at any time.
The programs can help support the mental health and wellbeing of your employees and members, and contribute to reducing stigma in a workplace where mental health problems are managed appropriately.
This in turn reduces costs to the organization.
Evidence for effectiveness
There is scientific evidence behind ehub Health online programs.
Scientific trials evaluating moodgym have shown that using two or more modules is linked to significant reductions in depression and anxiety symptoms. The trials also found that these benefits still last after 12 months. moodgym has been the subject of over 40 peer-reviewed publications and has demonstrated effectiveness in individuals of various ages and ethnicity in different settings.
moodgym PLUS modules have been the subject of 13 peer-reviewed publications, with demonstrated effectiveness for managing depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder.
mental health guru has been evaluated in a randomised controlled trial, which showed use of the program improved employee knowledge and decreased employee stigma about depression and anxiety, and these effects were sustained after six months.
The content of each of the programs is based on scientific evidence and psychological therapies that are effective in face-to-face settings.
ehub Health welcomes independent research on the use of the programs with specific population groups or different settings. We encourage researchers to contact us to discuss the requirements of your research.
Batterham, P. J., Neil, A. L., Bennett, K., Griffiths, K. M., & Christensen, H. (2008). Predictors of adherence among community users of a cognitive behavior therapy website. Patient Prefer Adherence, 2, 97-105. [Abstract]
Calear, A., Christensen, H., Mackinnon, A., Griffiths, K.M. (2013). Adherence to the MoodGYM program: Outcomes and predictors for an adolescent school-based population. Journal of Affective Disorders, 147(1-3), 338-344. [Abstract]
Calear, A. L., Christensen, H., Mackinnon, A., Griffiths, K. M. & O’Kearney, R. (2009). The YouthMood project: A cluster randomized controlled trial of an online cognitive-behavioral program with adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(6), 1021-1032. [Abstract]
Christensen, H., Farrer, L., Batterham, P. J., Mackinnon, A., Griffiths, K. M., & Donker, T. (2013). The effect of a web-based depression intervention on suicide ideation: secondary outcome from a randomised controlled trial in a helpline. BMJ Open, 3(6). [[Full text]
Christensen, H., Griffiths, K., Groves, C. & Korten, A. (2006). Free range users and one hit wonders: Community users of an internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy program. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40, 59-62. [Abstract]
Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. & Jorm, A. F. (2004). Delivering depression interventions using the internet: randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 328, 1-5. [Abstract]
Christensen, H., Griffiths, K., Korten, A., Brittliffe, K. & Groves, C. (2004). A comparison of changes in anxiety and depression symptoms of spontaneous users and trial participants of a cognitive behaviour therapy website. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 6(4), 1-10. [Abstract]
Christensen, H., Griffiths, K., Mackinnon, A. J. & Brittliffe, K. (2006). Online randomized controlled trial of brief and full cognitive behaviour therapy for depression. Psychological Medicine, 36(12), 1737-1746. [Abstract]
Donker, T., Batterham, P. J., Warmerdam, L., Bennett, K., Bennett, A., Cuijpers, P., Griffiths, K.M., & Christensen, H. (2013). Predictors and moderators of response to internet-delivered interpersonal psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy for depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 151(1), 343-351. [Abstract]
Donker, T., Bennett, K., Bennett, A., Mackinnon, A., van Straten, A., Cuijpers, P., Christensen, H. & Griffiths, M. K. (2013). Internet-delivered interpersonal psychotherapy versus internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with depressive symptoms: randomized controlled noninferiority trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(5), e82. [Abstract]
Eells, T. D., Barrett, M. S., Wright, J. H., & Thase, M. (2013). Computer-assisted cognitive-behavior therapy for depression. Psychotherapy, 51(2), 191-197.[Abstract]
Farrer, L., Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., & Mackinnon, A. (2011).Internet-based CBT for depression with and without telephone tracking in a national helpline: Randomised controlled trial. PLOS One, 6(11), e28099. [Abstract]
Farrer, L., Christensen, H., Griffiths, K.M., & Mackinnon, A. (2012). Web-based cognitive behavior therapy for depression with and without telephone tracking in a national helpline: Secondary outcomes from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(3), 64-73. [Abstract]
Gilbody, S., Littlewood, E., Hewitt, C., Brierley, G., Tharmanathan, P., Araya, R.,White, D. (2015). Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) as treatment for depression in primary care (REEACT trial): large scale pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 351. [Abstract]
Griffiths, K. M., Christensen, H., Jorm, A. F., Evans, K. & Groves, C. (2004). Effect of web-based depression literacy and cognitive-behavioural therapy interventions on stigmatising attitudes to depression: Randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 185, 342-349. [Abstract]
Guille, C., Zhao, Z., Krystal, J., Nichols, B., Brady, K., & Sen, S. (2015). Web-based cognitive behavioral therapy intervention for the prevention of suicidal ideation in medical interns: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry, 1-7. [Abstract]
Hickie, I. B., Davenport, T. A., Luscombe, G. M., Moore, M., Griffiths, K. M., & Christensen, H. (2010). Practitioner-supported delivery of internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy: evaluation of the feasibility of conducting a cluster randomised trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(11), 31-35. [Abstract]
Hind, D., O’Cathain, A., Cooper, C. L., Parry, G. D., Isaac, C. L., Rose, A., Martin, L., & Sharrack, B. (2009). The acceptability of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment of depression in people with chronic physical disease: A qualitative study of people with multiple sclerosis. Psychology & Health, 25(6), 699-712. [Abstract]
Hoifodt, R. S., Lillevoll, K. R., Griffiths, K. M., Wilsgaard, T., Eisemann, M., Waterloo, K., & Kolstrup, N. (2013). The clinical effectiveness of web-based cognitive behavioral therapy with face-to-face therapist support for depressed primary care patients: randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(8), e153. [Abstract]
Hoifodt, R.S, Mittner, M., Lillevoll, K., Kvam Katla, S., Kolstrup, N., Eisemann, M., Waterloo, K. (2015). Predictors of Response to Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With High-Intensity Face-to-Face Therapist Guidance for Depression: A Bayesian Analysis. Journal of medical Internet research, 17(9), 1-22. [Abstract]
Lillevoll, K. R., Vangberg, H. C., Griffiths, K. M., Waterloo, K., & Eisemann, M. R. (2014). Uptake and adherence of a self-directed internet-based mental health intervention with tailored e-mail reminders in senior high schools in Norway. BMC Psychiatry, 14. [Abstract]
Lillevoll, K. R., Wilhelmsen, M., Kolstrup, N., Hoifodt, R. S., Waterloo, K., Eisemann, M., & Risor, M. B. (2013). Patients’ experiences of helpfulness in guided internet-based treatment for depression: qualitative study of integrated therapeutic dimensions. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(6), e126. [Abstract]
Lintvedt, O. K., Griffiths, K. M., Eisemann, M., & Waterloo, K. (2013). Evaluating the translation process of an internet-based self-help intervention for prevention of depression: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(1), e18. [Abstract]
Lintvedt, O. K., Griffiths, K. M., Sørensen, K., Østvik, A. R., Wang, C. E. A., Eisemann, M., & Waterloo, K. (2013). Evaluating the effectiveness and efficacy of unguided internet-based self-help intervention for the prevention of depression: a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 20(1), 10-27. [Abstract]
Mackinnon, A., Griffiths, K. & Christensen, H. (2008).Comparative randomised trial of online cognitive-behavioural therapy and an information website for depression: 12-month outcomes. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2, 130-134. [Abstract]
Menga, G. D. O., Ing, S., Khan, O. D., Dupre, B., Dornelles, A., Alarakhia, A., Davis, W., Zakem, J., Webb-Detiege, T., Scopelitis, E., & Quinet, R. (2014). Fibromyalgia: Can online cognitive behavioral therapy help? The Ochsner Journal, 14(3), 343-349. [Abstract]
Neil, A. L., Batterham, P., Christensen, H., Bennett, K., & Griffiths, K. M. (2009). Predictors of adherence by adolescents to a cognitive behavior therapy website in school and community-based settings. Journal of Medical Internet research, 11(1), e6. [Abstract]
O’Kearney, R., Gibson, M., Christensen, H. & Griffiths, K. (2006). Effects of a cognitive-behavioral internet program on depression, vulnerability to depression and stigma in adolescent males: A school based controlled trial. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 35(1), 43-54. [Abstract]
O’Kearney, R., Kang, K., Christensen, H. & Griffiths, K. (2009). A controlled trial of a school-based internet program for reducing depressive symptoms in adolescent girls. Depression & Anxiety, 26(1), 65-72. [Abstract]
Phillips, R., Schneider, J., Molosankwe, I., Leese, M., Foroushani, P. S., Grime, P., McCrone, P., Morriss, R., & Thornicroft, G. (2014). Randomized controlled trial of computerized cognitive behavioural therapy for depressive symptoms: effectiveness and costs of a workplace intervention. Psychological Medicine, 44(4), 741-752. [Abstract]
Powell, J., Hamborg, T., Stallard, N., Burls, A., McSorley, J., Bennett, K., Griffiths, K.M., Christensen, H. (2013). Effectiveness of a web-based cognitive-behavioral tool to improve mental well-being in the general population: randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(1), e2. [Abstract]
Schneider, J., Sarrami Foroushani, P., Grime, P., & Thornicroft, G. (2014). Acceptability of online self-help to people with depression: users’ views of MoodGYM versus informational websites. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(3), e90. [Abstract]
Sethi, S., Campbell, A. J., Ellis, L. A. (2010).The use of computerized self-help packages to treat adolescent depression and anxiety. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 28(3), 144-160. 2010; 28:144-160. [Abstract]
Topolovec-Vranic, J., Cullen, N., Michalak, A., Ouchterlony, D., Bhalerao, S., Masanic, C., & Cusimano, M. D. (2010). Evaluation of an online cognitive behavioural therapy program by patients with traumatic brain injury and depression. Brain Injury, 24(5), 762-772. [Abstract]
Twomey, C., O’Reilly, G., Byrne, M., Bury, M., White, A., Kissane, S., Aisling, M., & Clancy, N. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of the computerized CBT programme, MoodGYM, for public mental health service users waiting for interventions. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. [Abstract]
Wilhelmsen, M., Høifødt, R. S., Kolstrup, N., Waterloo, K., Eisemann, M., Chenhall, R., & Risør, M. B. (2014). Norwegian General Practitioners’ perspectives on implementation of a guided web-based cognitive behavioral therapy for depression: A qualitative Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(9), e208. [Abstract]
Wilhelmsen, M., Lillevoll, K., Risor, M. B., Hoifodt, R., Johansen, M. L., Waterloo, K., Eisemann, M., & Kolstrup, N. (2013). Motivation to persist with internet-based cognitive behavioural treatment using blended care: a qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry, 13. [Abstract]
Note that moodgym PLUS programs have also been delivered and evaluated under the name ‘e–couch‘.
Crisp, D., Griffiths, K., Mackinnon, A., Bennett, K., & Christensen, H. An online intervention for reducing depressive symptoms: secondary benefits for self-esteem, empowerment and quality of life. Psychiatry Research 2014; 216(1), 60-66. [Full text]
Crisp, D. A., & Griffiths, K. M. (2016). Reducing Depression Through an Online Intervention: Benefits from a User Perspective. Journal of medical Internet research, 3(1), 1-11. [Abstract]
Griffiths, K.M., Mackinnon, A.J., Crisp, D.A., Christensen, H., Bennett, K., Farrer, L. The Effectiveness of an Online Support Group for Members of the Community with Depression: A Randomised Controlled Trial PLOS One 2012; 7(12): e53244. [Abstract]
Donker, T., Bennett, K., Bennett, A., Mackinnon, A., van Straten, A., Cuijpers, P., Christensen, H., Griffiths, K.M. Internet-Delivered Interpersonal Psychotherapy Versus Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults With Depressive Symptoms: Randomized Controlled Noninferiority Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2013; 15(5): e82. [Full text]
Donker, T., Batterham, P.J., Warmerdam, L., Bennett, K., Bennett, A., Cuijpers, P., Griffiths, K.M., Christensen, H. Predictors and moderators of response to internet-delivered Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for depression. Journal of Affective Disorders 2013; 151(1): 343-51. [Full text]
Glozier, N., Christensen, H., Naismith, S.L., Cockayne, N.L., Donkin, L., Neal, B., Mackinnon, A., Hickie, I.B. Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Adults with Mild to Moderate Depression and High Cardiovascular Disease Risks: A Randomised Attention-Controlled Trial PLOS One 2013; 8(3): e59139. [Full text]
Donkin, L., Hickie, I.B., Christensen, H., Naismith, S.L., Neal, B., Cockayne, N.L., Glozier, N. Rethinking the Dose-Response Relationship Between Usage and Outcome in an Online Intervention for Depression: Randomized Controlled Trial Journal of Medical Internet Research 2013; 15(10):e231. [Full text]
Cockayne, N.L., Glozier, N., Naismith, S.L., Christensen, H., Neal, B., Hickie, I.B. Internet-based treatment for older adults with depression and co-morbid cardiovascular disease: protocol for a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial BMC Psychiatry 2011; 11(10). [Full text]
Griffiths, K. M., Crisp, D., Christensen, H., Mackinnon, A. J., & Bennett, K. The ANU WellBeing study: a protocol for a quasi-factorial randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of an Internet support group and an automated Internet intervention for depression. BMC Psychiatry 2010; 10:20. [Full Text]
Anxiety and Worry program
Christensen, H., Batterham, P., Mackinnon, A., Griffiths, K. M., Kalia Hehir, K., Kenardy, J., Gosling, J., Bennett, K. Prevention of generalized anxiety disorder using a web intervention, ichill: randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2014; 16(9),e199. [Full Text]
Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., Mackinnon, A., Kalia, K., Batterham, P. J., Kenardy, J., et al. Protocol for a randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of an online e health application for the prevention of Generalised Anxiety Disorder. BMC Psychiatry 2010; 10(25). [Full Text]
Christensen, H., Guastella, A. J., Mackinnon, A. J., Griffiths, K. M., Eagleson, C., Batterham, P. J., et al. Protocol for a randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of an online e-health application compared to attention placebo or sertraline in the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder. Trials 2010; 11(48). [Full Text]
Christensen, H., Mackinnon, A., Batterham, P., O’Dea, B., Guastella, A .J., Griffiths, K. M., Eagleson, C., Kalia Hehir, K., Kenardy, J., Bennett, K & Hickie, I. The effectiveness of an online e-health application compared to attention placebo or Sertraline in the treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Internet Interventions 2014; 1(4), 169-74 [Full Text]
Social Anxiety program
Bowler, J.O., Mackintosh, B., Dunn, B.D., Mathews, A., Dalgleish, T., Hoppitt, L. A Comparison of Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretation and Computerized Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Effects on Anxiety, Depression, Attentional Control, and Interpretive Bias Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2012 80(6): 1021-33. [Full text]
mental health guru:
Griffiths, K.M., Bennett, K., Walker, J., Goldsmid S., Bennett, A. Effectiveness of MH-Guru, a brief online mental health program for the workplace: A randomised controlled trial. Internet Interventions 2016; 6: 29-39. [Full text].
What our users are saying:
I gained an enormous amount from moodgym. It has awakened me from downward thoughts and has given me tools to better understand myself and how I can improve myself to make me happy.
The toolkits have been great, and the information in general, mostly for assisting me to understand how I think how I do, and helping to prevent or minimise that way of thinking.
moodgym PLUS user
After using mental health guru, I had a conversation with someone to ask if they are okay, and was able to feel more confident about talking about support available.
mental health guru user
I didn’t want it to end, it felt as though I had an ear that was listening to my issues and directing me through them and how to come out better/stronger…
The program gave our employees a greater understanding of mental health issues… We highly recommend the mental health guru program to other organizations.
Organization using mental health guru
It is easy to access and use, clearly written and explained. I could do a small part and leave it and then go back to it.
Going through the moodgym exercises made a real difference to the way I thought about things, events and so on. It helped me to identify toxic thoughts and banish them before they could take hold in my head.
moodgym PLUS user
ehub Health programs have over one million registered users worldwide