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Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Online CBT is a way of delivering the benefits of traditional talking CBT therapies in a more accessible way. It has been shown to be just an effective as provided you are able to put the time into learning and regularly applying the tools and techniques it contains. Plymouth Options use a clinically proven online CBT platform to provide this, named SilverCloud. SilverCloud is a free online course to help you manage stress, anxiety and depression that allows you to work through a series of topics to address your specific needs.

The eight-week course is designed to be completed in your own time and at your own pace.

How it works

The program consists of seven to eight modules – the goal of each module is for you to take the information and techniques learned and to start applying them in your day-to-day life.


Who is it suitable for?

SilverCloud is for people aged 16 or over who need help with common mental health issues, such as stress, depression and anxiety, and the emotional challenges associated with long-term conditions. 


How does it work?

SilverCloud uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you change the way you think and feel about things.  Once registered, you work through a series of topics at your own pace, where and when it suits you.  The course features videos, activities, quizzes, audio guides and your own online journal. 

It’s flexible – you can access it anywhere, on your computer, tablet or or smartphone with internet access.

It’s easy to use – using interactive tools and activities to make your experience interesting and motivational.

You have full access to SilverCloud for one year after activating your account. 

The following video has further information about the SilverCloud  program …

How do I access it?

You can choose if you would prefer to use the program by yourself (unsupported) or with the support of a therapist (supported).

The unsupported option is a purely self-help option, meaning you would be free to work through the program at your own pace and in your own time, however you would not be monitored or supported by our service in any way.

The supported option provides you with an allocated supporter who will check in with you, about once every two weeks during the course, to review your progress and provide feedback and guidance, for up to 8 weeks. If you choose this option you will need to commit to spending at least an hour per week working through the program and regularly practice the techniques you learn in between reviews.


How to register

To request the supported option please complete this referral form.  If we do not feel the program is suited to you at this time we will contact you to explore alternative treatment offers.

Please note Plymouth Options is not an acute service so is not suitable for people;

– Who are a high risk to themselves or others, such as current risk of suicide or serious self-harm

– Already undertaking another form of psychological therapy

– Who are using substances such as alcohol or recreational drugs to self-medicate

– Who have current severe or enduring mental health needs and as such require specialist services

– People who have anger problems without signs of anxiety and depression

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