What is SilverCloud?

  • As effective as one-to-one therapy for many people.
  • Available 24/7, it is flexible enough to fit in around increasingly busy lifestyles.
  • Quick to access and easy to use.
  • Convenient so you do not need to attend an appointment.
  • Work at your own pace.

SilverCloud is an online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme which allows you to complete therapy in your own time and at your own pace.

It offers secure and immediate access to a range of mental health and wellbeing programmes which you work through, using your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

The modules within each programme offer a range of clinically proven interactive tools, activities, and videos to help you identify and challenge negative thoughts and behavioural patterns.

Self-guided therapy

How can you access it?

Access is open to anyone aged 16 or older who feels that participating in online cognitive behavioural therapy will help them improve and take control of their mental health.

Sign up for SilverCloud and complete a SilverCloud programme using the self-guided approach at your own time and pace.

Supported therapy

Support from mental health services

If you are being supported by mental health services and have a community psychiatric nurse, a psychologist, psychiatrist or support worker, they may use SilverCloud as a tool to support your care.

This means that one of our healthcare professionals will act as a supporter, monitoring your progress throughout your programme. They can then provide guidance, encouragement and regular reviews. You will share your content with your supporter, which allows them to respond to you in a more personal way. As well as offering additional guidance that is relevant and beneficial to you. If you are interested in using SilverCloud with one of our team acting as your online supporter, speak to your healthcare professional.

Supported access to existing patients

We can only provide the supported access to existing patients who are under the care of the Trust.

The video below explains how the supported version of the programme works.

Supported therapy with Talking Therapies

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service offers a range of talking therapy options so that you can access support in a way that works for you. SilverCloud can be accessed anytime, anywhere from your computer, tablet, or phone with the support of a trained therapist.

How it works

Each programme on SilverCloud consists of 8 modules of guided self-help. You can complete these modules in your own time.

You will have an IAPT therapist to support you. They will review your progress and offer you guidance. They will complete 6 online reviews, which will take place every fortnight. You will be able to securely message your supporter, who will read your messages at your review and respond.

After you have completed the programme, you can continue using SilverCloud for free for up to a year.

The real benefit of SilverCloud is that you can use the content within the programme in the way that works best for you. Evidence shows the more you put into SilverCloud the more you get out of it!

Is supported therapy right for me?

SilverCloud guided therapy could be a great option for you if you:

  • have regular access to the internet
  • are currently experiencing low mood, anxiety, worry or stress
  • want to understand and manage the symptoms you have been experiencing
  • can commit to reading the recommended modules each week
  • can commit to trying out the techniques you are learning about

How to access guided therapy

If you are aged 16 or over and would like to access to SilverCloud guided therapy, complete a self-referral form or call 01208 871 905.