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.REQUEST A DEMO
WHAT USERS ARE SAYING
I gained an enormous amount from moodgym. It has awakened me from downward thoughts and has given me tools to better understand myself and how I can improve myself to make me happy.moodgym user
It is easy to access and use, clearly written and explained. I could do a small part and leave it and then go back to it.moodgym user
The program gave our employees a greater understanding of mental health issues… We highly recommend the Mental Health GURU program to other organizations.Organization using Mental Health GURU
After using Mental Health GURU, I had a conversation with someone to ask if they are okay, and was able to feel more confident about talking about support available.Mental Health GURU user
The toolkits have been great, and the information in general, mostly for assisting me to understand how I think how I do, and helping to prevent or minimize that way of thinking.moodgym PLUS user
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), untreated mental illnesses in the U.S. cost more than $100 billion a year in lost productivity.
According to the American Psychiatric Foundation, more workers are absent from work because of stress and anxiety than because of physical illness or injury.
Researchers found that absence, disability, and absence-related lost productivity cost employers more than 4 times the cost of employee medical treatment, even when Workers’ Compensation medical costs were added in.
45% of organizations responded that they face barriers when it comes to addressing mental health issues with the number one barrier being employee’s fear of admitting to mental health issues.
More than $22.84 billion of those costs are associated with the repeated use of health care services because people with anxiety disorders seek relief for symptoms that mimic physical illnesses.
Individuals who are depressed but not receiving care for their depression consume 2 to 4 times the healthcare resources of others.
67% stated that mental health issues had an impact on tardiness, absenteeism, and overall job performance
World Health Organization reports: for every $1 invested in mental health yields a $4 return.
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