Information and self-help for common mental health problems
e-couch provides interactive self-help and evidence-based information to help users to understand and manage symptoms associated with common mental health issues.
Currently, the e-couch for Social Anxiety program is available, with programs soon to be added for General Anxiety & Worry, Depression, Bereavement & Loss, and Divorce & Separation.
e-couch for Social Anxiety provides information and self-help for the intense anxiety that some people experience in social or performance situations. It teaches how thoughts and behaviours can contribute to social anxiety, as well as how social anxiety disorder is diagnosed, risk factors for social anxiety and which treatments are available. It also teaches a range of evidence-based approaches which might help you to manage your symptoms and improve your life.
The program is like a brief, interactive self-help book, which you can log back in to at any time to learn more skills or to add to your workbooks.
For user support and for further information about the e-couch program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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