Important information about Beacon in 2018

**Please be aware that Beacon is being updated in May 2018**

Beacon is being updated with new programs and new papers for existing programs in May 2018. Please check the date of the last update, which is shown at the bottom of each entry for every program. The latest update has focussed on mental health programs only.

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

About Beacon

The Beacon website was developed and is delivered by the Centre 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. The 2018 update of the Beacon website was funded by the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health.

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 Centre for Mental Health Research, ANU.

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