To support the preparations for Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made changes to the services we provide
What if I want to speak to someone directly?
If you'd prefer to speak to a mental health practitioner directly, to have a full assessment and conversation around your needs, please speak to your GP surgery about a referral. We are hoping to be open to self-referral again very soon.
Is it right for me?
SilverCloud is suitable for people who:
- Have access to a computer, smart phone or tablet.
- Feel confident in using the internet and apps in daily life.
- Feel motivated to change something in their life, and have clear goals to work towards.
- Have busy schedules and may struggle to make regular appointment times.
How can SilverCloud help me?
SilverCloud offers various programmes, consisting of evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques. The programmes are made up of a variety of different modules, looking at how the way we think and the way we behave can affect the way we feel. The modules consist of videos, activities to complete and case studies to read, as well as quizzes, audio guides and your own journal.
The depression programme looks at understanding feelings, boosting behaviour and challenging thoughts, as well as ways to bring all three elements together.
The generalised anxiety programme looks at understanding feelings, managing worry and challenging thoughts, with optional modules on facing your fears if required.
SilverCloud’s stress programme looks at problem solving techniques, time management and lifestyle choices.
The sleep programme focuses on sleep and insomnia issues, and how to overcome them.
We also have a range of programmes for people who are dealing with low mood and anxiety whilst living with a long-term condition. These are designed for those with Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Respiratory Disorders and Heart Disease.
There are optional modules to complete in each programme on sleep difficulties, relaxation, self-esteem, grief, relationships, employment support and anger management.
How will it work?
Once you have signed up and registered (https://wellbeingtelford.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/) your progress will be monitored by a trained mental health practitioner within our team, called your Supporter. Your supporter will call you at a pre-booked time to introduce themselves, and then log in once every two weeks on an agreed date to check your progress and read any comments you have left them. In return, they will leave comments and suggestions about materials that may be useful to you.
You will be offered up to six review dates with your Supporter, and after these reviews are completed you can continue to access Silver Cloud for up to a year from the date of registration. You do not need to be online for your review, however the next time you log on you will be asked to complete questionnaires monitoring your current mood.
How long does it take?
Each module takes approximately 40 minutes to complete, and we recommend you complete around one module a week. There are extra components to complete in each module if you so wish, and most people complete the programme in between 6 to 12 weeks. Please complete all work you wish your Supporter to see the day before you review date, so they are able to monitor your progress. Like any form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the more you put in the more progress you will make.