Information and self-help for common mental health problems
e-couch is an online, self-directed training program which provides interactive self-help and evidence-based information to help users to understand and manage symptoms associated with common mental issues.
The program is like an interactive self-help book, which you can log back in to at any time to learn more skills or to add to your workbooks.
e-couch offers five programs: Depression, Anxiety & Worry, Social Anxiety, Divorce & Separation and Loss & Bereavement. Each program includes a comprehensive information module, as well as self-help modules with interactive exercises and workbooks which teach evidence-based strategies.
For user support and for further information about the e-couch program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service user rights
The e-couch web service complies with and promotes The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights and The Charter of Young People's Healthcare Rights. The full charters are available at:
Who is behind e-couch?
e-couch was originally developed and evaluated over 10 years by researchers at the Australian National University - the same team that developed the well-known moodgym program for depression and anxiety. The principal authors of the content were Professor Kathy Griffiths, Georgia Tayler and Professor Helen Christensen.
The development and delivery of e-couch is now undertaken by e-hub Health – an ANU spin-off company managed by the senior members of the original team. e-hub Health is committed to the ongoing development of quality resources which make a measurable impact in the wellbeing of users. e-hub Health is part of the Dialogue group of companies.
The original version of e-couch was co-funded by Australia's beyondblue: the national depression initiative and the Australian National University. e-couch has continued to be expanded and delivered with funding from the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing, as part of its 'Funding for Telephone Counselling, Self Help and Web-based Support Programmes' measure.Back