Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. is acquiring mental-health provider e-Hub Health, which provides internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy.

e-Hub Health offers a range of programs to support mental-health concerns, including moodgym, which targets the reduction of depression and anxiety symptoms; e-couch, which includes targeted programs for depression, anxiety, bereavement, divorce and social anxiety; and mental-health guru, a module-based online training program, which has shown to reduce stigma surrounding mental health within organizations. The programs were originally developed at Australian National University by professors, clinicians and mental-health experts.

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The organization partners with government agencies, insurance companies, health providers and educational institutions around the world. It also supports organizations by managing mental-health concerns and reducing associated productivity losses in a timely and cost-effective way.

“Today’s acquisition is an important milestone toward the launch of Dialogue’s iCBT program,” said Anna Chif, chief product officer at Dialogue, in a press release. “Alongside our comprehensive and multidisciplinary integrated health platform, the expertise and knowledge developed by e-Hub Health . . . [will] offer added excellent mental-health support to millions of Canadians in a time of need.”

Kylie Bennett, e-Hub Health’s co-founder, noted the acquisition will allow the organization to expand the reach of its programs. “Dialogue and e-Hub Health remain fully committed to providing the programs to our existing clients and users, including the Australian community.”

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