What is CBT?
CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. ( NHS website ). Using different methods and tools you can learn to improve these negative thinking patterns.
CBT focuses on your thoughts and feelings now rather than issues from your past.
What is SilverCloud?
SilverCloud is a free online space which offers a range of programmes based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to empower you to develop skills to manage your psychological wellbeing with more confidence, from the convenience of your own locations and in your own time.
You can self-refer by signing up for SilverCloud at the following link:
You will work through the modules at your own pace, and you can chose to do this on your own using the link above, or you can choose to do this with a Blended On-line CBT Practitioner.
What is a Blended On-line CBT Practitioner?
A Blended On-line CBT Practitioner is someone who can help support you through the online SilverCloud programme.
Mid & North Powys Mind provide 1 to 1 support over the phone or via Zoom with one of our highly trained Blended Online CBT Practitioners, based in Mid Powys, and they will support you with using SilverCloud.
Amy explains the service provided by Mid & North Powys Mind in the video.
In North Powys, Ponthafren Association provides a similar service.
Why choose Blended?
- Someone to talk to about the SilverCloud platform and how it can work best for you.
- 1:1 support to navigate the system and direct you to the modules most appropriate for your needs.
- Provide encouragement and motivation.
What kind of thing will I be doing on SilverCloud?
The programme is built up around six to seven modules which you can complete at your own pace. The guided time frame for completion is usually around 8-12 weeks, but if you need to take more time you can. One of the main benefits of this programme is that you can dip in and out as much or as little as you feel is suitable. The programme is very easy to use, and the use of interactive tools makes your experience interesting and motivational.
There are 15 main programmes available to choose from:
* Student version available
+ Available in Welsh
There are 13 additional ‘topic-specific’ modules that can be accessed along with the main programme. Details of these are below:
- Challenging Times
- Sleep Difficulties
- Grief and Loss
- Communication & Relationships
- Low Mood & Getting Active
- Employment Support
- Anger Management
- Behavioural Experiments
- Self Esteem
- Money Worries
- Facing your Fears
How will I know if SilverCloud or Blended Online CBT is for me?
If you have any concerns about SilverCloud or Blended Online CBT you can speak to your GP about it or you can call Mid & North Powys Mind’s office.
National Mind’s website has some useful information on CBT as well as videos from people who have experienced CBT for themselves – Click here to visit National Mind’s Website
I need more information!
We understand that sometimes these services can sound daunting or confusing when you are just trying feel better and if that’s the case you are welcome to call the office on 01597 824411 and we can give you more information on this service and how it can help you.