What is SilverCloud?
Silvercloud is an app which gives you access to mental health information and support, outside of your appointments with your clinician at MPFT.
What kind of support does it offer?
The SilverCloud app is mainly based on CBT (Cognitive Beahvioural Therapy) strategies for mental health and wellbeing. When you begin using the app, you will find courses tailored to anxiety, stress, depression, and chronic illness, amongst many others. You can find tips on managing your mental health, strategies and skills to develop in between your sessions with a clinician, and information about wellbeing. There are articles, videos, useful links, interactive tools and skills building activities.
The CBT approach usually aims to understand the challenges that you are facing, change negative thought patterns, and help you come up with coping strategies to manage your mental wellbeing in the future.
Will I see my clinician less if I use SilverCloud?
No, we use SilverCloud to support and enhance the work you do with your clinician, not to replace sessions. The app is there to provide you with resources and support outside of your appointment times, so that you can continue to work on your mental health and wellbeing, and feel supported any time of the day or night.
Do I need a smartphone to use the app?
No, SilverCloud can be accessed with a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, so there are plenty of way to access the information you need.
Can anyone use the SilverCloud app?
Yes, there are programmes and areas specifically designed for adults and for teens, and there are even programmes to help adults or carers who are supporting children or teens through their own mental health challenges.