SilverCloud is a form of computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) designed to help manage and improve the symptoms of common mental health difficulties, such as depression and anxiety. This therapy option can be accessed through your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and provides a user-friendly and self-directed experience of CBT. To find out more about CBT, please click here.
While accessing this treatment, you will be assigned to and supported by one of our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who will set you up on a treatment programme tailored to your needs. The clinician will provide brief weekly online reviews of your progress over a course of six weeks, with the first and last consultation over the telephone. They will be able to view your entries on the programme and will be able to guide you with helpful recommendations along the way.
The therapy programmes available offer a range of informative and interactive ‘space from’ modules comprised of many therapy tools to help you on your journey towards recovery. These include; journalling methods, mood diaries, thought and activity diaries, relapse prevention toolkits, plus a range of evidence-based CBT specific techniques. Each programme includes a useful ‘Welcome to SilverCloud’ module to help you make the most of digital therapy.
The supported treatment will last for six weeks, however access to SilverCloud will remain for up to a year afterwards. This allows people to continue working on building and maintaining the CBT skills they have acquired and continue to gain ‘space from’ the symptoms of common mental health difficulties.
SilverCloud allows for a flexible and personalised experience of self-help therapy. It not only provides a platform to help make sense of what influences mental health, but also gives you the power to choose when and where you access strategies that will move you towards healthy mental wellbeing. This approach fits in well with people who have busy lives or who find it difficult to attend regular face-to-face or telephone therapy sessions. It means that you can work on your difficulties in your own time and at your own pace.
Following your initial assessment with Wandsworth Talking Therapies, you may be recommended a course of sessions with SilverCloud or you may wish to make use of SilverCloud to support you whilst you are waiting to start a different type of therapy. You can find out more about accessing SilverCloud whilst on a waiting list by clicking here.