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David Baxter PhD

Late Founder
Welcome to e-couch!

e-couch provides information about emotional problems - what causes them, how to prevent them and how to treat them. It includes exercises to help you understand yourself and others better. Even better, it provides you with a set of strategies that might help you to improve your life.

Perhaps you are feeling anxious or depressed. You may be upset by a divorce or separation or a recent loss of someone close. If so, e-couch may help you work through your feelings.

One in five people have an emotional problem in any twelve month period... this site is designed for lots of people!

Best of all, e-couch is available for you to use free of charge.

We don?t ask for your real name - so you can log on anonymously with your own username and password from anywhere in the world!

Your e-couch program includes information, exercises and a workbook to track your progress and record your experiences, and toolkits to help you improve your mood and emotional state, and tackle challenges that you may be facing.

You'll need to install a free Adobe Flash Player plugin (version 7 or above). This is recommended because e-couch contains many mulitmedia components.

But can this site really help me?
We hope so. Similar sites that we have created have helped others. Click here to read more about BluePages and MoodGYM websites.

Who is behind e-couch?
e-couch is co-funded by Australia's beyondblue: the national depression initiative and the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University.

e-couch was designed and developed at the Australian National University using the expertise of researchers, mental health experts, software engineers, graphic artists and communication experts. Click here to read about the e-couch team.

As well as a resource for users, e-couch is a research site. This means it has been constructed to gather data to help us understand more about emotions, and feelings and how best to help individuals with depression and anxiety.
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