eHubHealth programs by HealthMed were originally developed and evaluated over 15 years by researchers at the Australian National University. eHubHealth programs are designed to improve mental health and wellbeing, and provide users with evidence based information and skills training to prevent or manage the symptoms of common mental health problems. The programs also provide organizations with cost-effective tools to educate their employees and reduce the costs associated with mental health issues in their workforce.

eHubHealth has two components, MentalHealth GURU and moodgym.

MentalHealth GURU: online training modules that can be incorporated into employee training to reduce the stigma associated with depression and anxiety, and encourage appropriate help-seeking.

moodgym: online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy modules for those employees seeking to manage their symptoms of depression or anxiety.

eHubHealth 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 well being 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 ehubHealth 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.

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.

moodgym (selected references)

Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. & Jorm, A. F. (2004). Delivering depression interventions using the internet: randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 328, 1-5. [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]

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]

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]

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]

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].


of adults in the U.S. experiences a mental illness each year

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2015


Depression costs employers in the U.S. nearly $44 billion each year, and results in 200 million days of lost work

Mental Health America, 2014


There is only 1 mental health provider for every 790 individuals

Mental Health America, 2014

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