Please be aware that Beacon is not currently being updated - see more information


Important information about Beacon in 2016

**Please be aware that Beacon is not currently being updated**

You are welcome to continue using the site, but please be aware that research about particular programs may have been published recently but not yet included in the Beacon entry for that program. Similarly, there may have been changes to the way that particular services operate. The date of the last update is shown at the bottom of each entry.

If you would like to find out about the most recent research and operational details for particular programs, please contact the service providers.

We sincerely regret this inconvenience and are currently exploring options that will allow us to resume updates and to extend the website using alternative service models.

About Beacon

The Beacon web service is part of the e-hub suite of self-help programs, developed and delivered by the National Institute for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University.

Beacon provides users with a comprehensive directory of e-health applications (websites, mobile applications and internet support groups), and includes reviews, expert ratings and user comments.

Please note that Beacon is an information resource only.


The original version of Beacon was funded primarily by an SEO to an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship 366781 awarded to Helen Christensen, and its initial delivery was made possible through funding from the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.

Development History

The concept for Beacon was developed by Helen Christensen with input from the Dissemination Working Party of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions, in conjunction with Kristen Murray, Alison Calear, Anthony Bennett, Kathy Griffiths and Kylie Bennett.

Software development of the Beacon website has been undertaken by Agile Digital Engineering in association with Anthony Bennett and Kylie Bennett of the National Institute for Mental Health Research, ANU.

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