Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

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We help people learn how to feel better.

Why do we care?

„Mental health is a human right.“

Our purpose is to deliver on the promise that mental health is a human right.

What do we do?

Our vision is to make evidence-based mental health care universally accessible, affordable and effective.

How do we do it?

Our Mission is to empower people with mental health problems to maintain and improve their mental well-being in a self-determined way.

What do we set out to achieve as a business?

By 2030, we want to serve 2 million clients per year.

How do we create value?

We help health insurers offer evidence-based mental health care services at low cost.

We help clients feel better, by providing them with access to effective care, anytime, anywhere – covered by insurance.

Do you want to have a positive impact on the mental health of millions of people?

HelloBetter is a leading company in the emerging field of digital therapeutics (DTx) for mental health disorders. We are also a global pioneer in digital mental health research. Our scientifically validated DTx treatments cover a broad range of mental health disorders, including depression, insomnia, burnout, anxiety, and more.

🧑‍⚕️ Founded in 2015 by Psychologists & global pioneers in digital mental health

💰 +€25M total funding

👩🏽‍⚕️ +15 years of research history

🏫 €10M in research grants

🙌 +130 people from +19 countries

🚀 +30k patients treated

Our online courses have been developed and evaluated over many years of research by an interdisciplinary team of scientists and psychological experts. No other provider worldwide has conducted as many clinical trials (according to the most rigorous methodological standards) on the effectiveness of their online mental health interventions. And no other provider offers such a broad range of highly effective products. With our unrivalled scientific expertise and passion for supporting people with mental health problems, we have already helped tens of thousand people to lead better and healthier lives.

Mental health is a human right.

We are a mental health startup based in Berlin and Hamburg, building a highly scalable platform to help millions of people improve their mental health.

Our founders started 10 years ago in research and are pioneers in the digital mental health care space. With HelloBetter, we develop evidence-based CBT online courses for psychological disorders such as Depression, Stress, Insomnia, Burnout and Alcoholism. In over 27 randomised controlled trials, our online courses (more than 30,000 clients treated so far) have been proven to result on average in effects that are typically found for state-of-the-art face to face psychotherapy

Now, as the German health care system is making digital mental health treatment available to anyone, we are in the very unique position to be amongst the first ones to deliver our solution to millions of patients.

HelloBetter Panic was awarded first place of Germany's "Stiftung Warentest" and got selected as the best online therapy product on the market for anxiety & panic!

What differentiates us from other competitors?

HelloBetter is a global pioneer in the field of e-mental health. No other provider worldwide has conducted as many clinical studies on the effectiveness of its online mental health courses. With our unrivalled scientific expertise (27 randomized clinical trials, the gold-standard of intervention evaluation) and passion for supporting people with mental health problems, we have already helped tens of thousands of patients to lead better lives.

There is an increasing number of competitors in the market, especially in the US and UK. The German market is relatively underdeveloped, with just a few main players that individually still have rather limited reach. Compared to other companies in the market, we are proud to say that we have the largest set of scientific evidence in the world. To the best of our knowledge, no startup in our industry published as many scientific papers on randomised controlled trials documenting the effectiveness of their online interventions.

With more than 10.000 research patients, we have developed a unique set of design principles that allow us to quickly develop and commercialise new evidence-based interventions. In addition, with our close ties to leading research institutions (e.g. Harvard University, Stanford University, Vrije University Amsterdam) through our Chief Science Officer and co-founder, Prof. Dr. David D. Ebert, we are able to more quickly develop, test and commercialise new products.

One-hit wonder or a marathon runner?

Our Co-founder and CSO, Dr. David Ebert, explains the story (German only) in the following video.

HelloBetter was founded in 2015 under the name GET.ON Institut für Online Gesundheitstrainings GmbH by internationally renowned research psychologists, and in close partnership with one of the largest public health care insurance companies in Germany (BARMER).

Our work is based on a multi-year research project going back to 2011. We develop and evaluate our products in cooperation with a diverse group of national and international research groups (including FAU Erlangen, University of Ulm, VU Amsterdam, and Harvard University). Our products and our team have been awarded numerous national and international prizes. These include the Novartis & Sandoz/Hexal Digital Health Prize 2018, the Comenius Award of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Association, and the Good Practice in Mental Health & Wellbeing seal of approval as part of the EU Compass 2018, which recognises high-quality mental health initiatives in Europe in order to guide health care providers to effective and proven services.