Clinical practice guidelines
e-couch provides training in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) and psychoeducation, which are recommended treatments for depression and anxiety disorders in the clinical practice guidelines published by Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Digital CBT or Internet-delivered CBT (iCBT) is also recognised in the guidelines.
You can access the clinical practice guidelines through the following links:
- 2020 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and generalised anxiety disorder
NSQDMH standards accreditation
e-couch is accredited to the National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health standards . These standards improve the quality of digital mental health services and protect service users and their support people from harm.
In the spirit of reconciliation e-hub Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today.
We acknowledge and respect the diversity of our service users, including diversity of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability.
Service user rights
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 development and delivery of e-couch is now undertaken by e-hub Health – an ANU spin-off company. 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 Government Department of Health & Aged Care.Back