E-mental health research & development
E-hub is an initiative of the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University. e-hub develops and evaluates websites that deliver psycho-education and psychological nterventions for common mental health problems, as well as clinical and consumer networking.
A range of the e-hub’s projects have explored the importance and quality of health information on the Internet, and the use of the Internet for disseminating public health information on depression.
The goals of e-hub are to:
+ Investigate and evaluate markers of high quality web information in mental health.
+ Investigate the usefulness of these markers for community use of Internet material.
+ Develop and evaluate web interventions that reduce symptoms and stigma in the community.
+ Evaluate methods such as targeting and tailoring to determine optimal methods for improving mental health outcomes.
+ Develop and evaluate web interventions that improve communication amongst researchers, and clinical teams, and provide infrastructure to community and general practice research trials.
+ Evaluate models for the integration of web information and interventions into mainstream mental health services.
+ Promote and integrate quality health sites internationally.
Online Self-help Programs for Mental Health e-hub provides web services free of charge to the public. Click here to download a flier describing these programs (pdf, 45kb).