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Computerised CBT

What is this?

Talking Helps Newcastle has access to a computer programme, SilverCloud, which allows you to help yourself using online resources that use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is an effective therapy for anxiety and depression and can help you to think and do things differently. Making practical changes in these areas can improve your mood in the short- and long-term.

SilverCloud covers a variety of different topics, from anxiety and depression to panic and phobias. It is an interactive programme and there are examples of people who have previously used the programme and overcame problems in their life. The modules are packed with interactive tools and apps including videos, quizzes, journals, and interactive charts.

The SilverCloud programme you will be assigned to will be linked to the issues that you identified in your telephone screening call. Each programme has 6-8 modules for you to complete, which can be completed anywhere you have access to a computer or mobile device. SilverCloud is most effective if done once per week on the same day, allowing a week between modules to complete the project work. You can get more information about SilverCloud in our SilverCloud guidance for patients (PDF, 235kB).

Who will support me?

You will receive weekly review appointments where your allocated practitioner (usually a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) will review your progress and contact you via the SilverCloud messaging service.

What are the benefits?

  • It can teach you techniques to change thinking patterns and behaviours that may be maintaining your current difficulties
  • It can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • You can develop your own therapy skills in your own time and space
  • It is evidence-based and is a recommended intervention by the NICE guidelines (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence)

How do I access this?

You can refer yourself by calling 0191 282 6600 or by completing the online referral form.

What to expect

Find out more information about our service and what you can expect from the process here.

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What we offer

There are a large range of therapies available to help you within our service. You can read more about the techniques we use here.

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We have a range of courses available as part of our service. Click the link below to find out more.

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Frequently asked questions

It is common to have many questions about our service, we have answered many of the common questions here.

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