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Digital Solutions for Mental Health Crisis in England: Supporting the NHS In 2022 it was reported that the number of people waiting for community mental health care in England had risen to 1.2 million.

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May 22, 2023

UK Regulations and guidelines around workplace mental health

Mental health has become important in all areas of life. As part of their duty of care to their workforce, employers have both a moral and legal duty to protect the mental wellbeing of their staff. It is essential for employers to be familiar with these...

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May 12, 2023

Low-level anxiety doesn’t have to be the new normal

Almost all of us will be familiar with feelings of anxiety. It’s a natural response we’ve evolved to have when we feel we’re in danger. But for some, the anxiety response can start to be triggered too frequently, without any real “threat” present, which...

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May 10, 2023

Ask the Expert: how is digital helping youth mental health services evolve?

A staggering one in six 7 to 16-year-olds and one in four 17 to 19-year-olds have a probable mental disorder right now, according to a recent report from NHS Digital. This is a sharp increase from a few years ago, with the report finding only 10% (one in...

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April 26, 2023

Beyond the Waiting Room: Uncovering the UK’s Mental Health Waiting List Crisis

The UK's National Health Service (NHS) has been a pioneer in providing accessible and comprehensive mental health services. However, the increasing demand for mental health care treatment has outpaced the NHS's current capabilities and resources. This...

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Adedeji Adegoke, Clinical Research Associate at Amwell®
April 17, 2023

Amwell® Research Data Repository: its Development and Best Practices Learned

Although it is not always clear, data structure several aspects of modern life; we use it to predict weather patterns, structure public transport timetables and it is also used within physical and mental health treatment to inform clinical decisions and...

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March 8, 2023

Reducing inequalities in women’s mental health

Anyone can struggle with their mental health, but research shows that self identifying women and girls are particularly vulnerable.

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February 13, 2023

Using digital therapy to decrease patient waiting times

Long waiting times are frustrating. The huge demand for mental health treatment means staff and services are struggling to keep up, while lengthy wait times often increase the anxiety that patients feel. As health trusts look to ease the crisis, digital...

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Prof John Sharry, Psychotherapist, Clinical Director and Co-Founder of SilverCloud® by Amwell®
February 7, 2023

How Parental Stress Can Affect a Child's Mental Health

Stress is something that impacts everyone, yet children are particularly vulnerable to its effects. An excessive amount of stress can have a detrimental effect on a young person’s growth and overall wellbeing. Such levels of tension can not only shape an...

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Selin Akkol Solakoglu, Ph.D.
February 2, 2023

Addressing depression and anxiety among people living with and beyond cancer

According to the World Health Organisation, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020. The most common cancer cases were breast (2.26 million), lung (2.21 million), colon and rectum (1.93 million) and...

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January 25, 2023

Top Podcasts of the Month: Mental Health Support for Parents and Children

 Improving one's mental health plays a key role in the betterment of their overall peace of mind and clarity. With the various ways to take care of and improve our mental health and state of wellbeing, there are unique options out there that one can...

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Hannah Farrell, Supervisor, Clinical Operations at SilverCloud®
January 9, 2023

How Silvercloud® platform has become a valuable part of the stepped care model in Ireland

Hannah Farrell, Clinical Operations Supervisor for SilverCloud®, spoke with Dr. Malie Coyne, a Clinical Psychologist (BA MSc DPsychSc) with more than 20 years' experience working in HSE services (predominantly Primary Care).  The HSE (Health Service...

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Sara Littlefield, Partner Marketing Manger at Amwell®
January 3, 2023

Benefits of Dry January You May Not Have Considered

Holiday parties, after-work happy hours, family gatherings, late nights spent cooking and baking – just a few of the spaces where drinking is not only the norm - but expected.

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December 23, 2022

Stress, Depression and the Holiday Blues: Understanding Symptoms and How to Cope

The holiday season is often considered a time full of joy and celebration. But for some, it can be a period of painful reflection, seasonal depression, anxiety, loneliness, and more. Even people who enjoy the holiday season can experience heavy emotions...

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Liam Ryan, Country Manager Ireland at Amwell®
December 15, 2022

SilverCloud Digital Mental Health Conference 2022 - Wrap Up

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December 6, 2022

The Interconnection Between Mental Health and Substance Use in the UK

Substance use disorders and mental health conditions frequently coexist, as addictive substances are often used to self-medicate, inherently causing or aggravating existing mental health challenges. Drug use and mental illness may be present due to the...

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Ciara Sears, Clinical Product Assistant at Amwell®
November 22, 2022

Living Well: Mental Health and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

What can we do to promote lifelong lung health? Although there's currently no cure for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it can be prevented and treated by pulmonary rehabilitation and quitting smoking. However, there is also a psychological...

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Angel Enrique, Ph.D., Sr Manager Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
November 17, 2022

Perinatal mental health for fathers: how to navigate becoming a first-time parent

Becoming a new father is one of the biggest life changers we can go through. Fatherhood requires a unique adaptation period unlike anything else you may go through. Probably you’ve been told you now need to care for your partner and the baby and that...

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Ciara Sears, Clinical Product Assistant at Amwell®
November 14, 2022

Diabetes: Closing the Gap Between Physical and Mental Health

Diabetes affects one in ten people worldwide and is one of the most difficult long-term conditions to manage. Many people who do not have diabetes think it is a matter of changing their diet, taking insulin, and moving on. This is a myth. Managing...

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Maria Lyons, User Experience Designer at Amwell®
November 9, 2022

Exploring Machine Learning Tools to Improve Mental Health

Alongside the recent growth in digital treatments for mental health, there has been a rise in the exploration of how machine learning (ML) can be used in this field. Much of the research so far is focused on the efficacy and accuracy of machine learning...

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November 4, 2022

Navigating The Employee Experience: Top Tips For Protecting Your Mental Health At Work

The term “productivity” is a boardroom buzzword on the lips of managers and business owners all across the globe. However, this mindset often results in employees feeling obligated to demonstrate productivity at the expense of their job satisfaction...

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Garrett Hisler, Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
November 2, 2022

A Silent Epidemic: Addressing The Stigma Around Men’s Mental Health

Mental health conditions do not discriminate. While people of all genders can experience their share of mental health challenges, men often struggle to take action in seeking support. This silent epidemic has likely impacted your family, friends,...

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October 27, 2022

Developing Illustrated Characters for Mental Health

The process of developing relatable and diverse characters to help explain clinical concepts and guide users on their journey SilverCloud aims to provide the space, structure, and support to help people think and feel better. This is achieved through...

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Diarmuid McLaughlin
October 20, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to bring attention and awareness to the disease people often adopt the pink colour and display a pink ribbon in aid of "Pink October." This campaign effort seeks to educate people about methods of prevention...

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Diarmuid McLaughlin
October 13, 2022

International OCD Awareness Week

October 9th-15th is International OCD Awareness Week and is an opportunity to learn more about OCD. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects approximately 2% of the worldwide population1. It can occur in all age groups (e.g., children, adolescents,...

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Selin Akkol Solakoglu, Ph.D.
September 30, 2022

Factors You Should Consider When Deciding Whether Digital CBT Is For You

Nowadays, most people use many online services. We buy clothes, do our grocery shopping, manage our money via online banking, and socialise through apps. We also educate and improve ourselves by taking online courses or workshops. However, is therapy...

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September 22, 2022

How digital solutions can boost employee wellbeing in the post-pandemic workplace

Right now, there’s a mental health crisis in your organisation – and it’s affecting employees at every level. But despite the prevalence of mental distress and increased public conversation and awareness, it’s still a taboo topic. Our research shows that...

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September 15, 2022

Tips for Coping with Bereavement, Grief, and Loss

When a public figure dies, it may be surprising to some that they feel deep emotion and loss for that person, even if they didn’t know them personally. This is often because these figures remind us of a memory, or a feeling and their presence in our...

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September 9, 2022

The Top Mental Health Podcasts of the Month

Mental health influences how an individual feels, thinks, and behaves throughout their lifetime. It impacts our ability to cope with stress, build healthy relationships, overcome challenges, and recover from life’s hardships. That said, strong mental...

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Scott McNamara, Junior Clinical Research Associate at Amwell®
August 24, 2022

Writing as a Therapeutic Exercise

Think back to when you were a child. Writing was a crucial part of your daily routine. Whether it was schoolwork, creative projects at home, or mindless journaling; it seemed inevitable to find yourself staring at a blank piece of paper at some point...

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Ken Cahill, General Manager of Amwell®
August 8, 2022

The SilverCloud Health Journey to 1 Million Users

Depression among adults in the United States has tripled from 8.5 percent just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic to 32.8% or nearly 1 in every 3 American adults today. We see similar alarming numbers across other mental health issues and conditions such as...

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Catalina Cumpanasoiu, Ph.D., Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
August 2, 2022

Usage and Outcomes – What’s the Right “Dose” for Patient Engagement?

What do we mean by engagement?  Engagement has been conceptualised differently across fields of study; for example, in the computer science and human-computer interaction fields, engagement has been described as the experience of flow or as someone’s...

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July 27, 2022

Supporting Perinatal Mental Health with Talking Therapies Berkshire

Mental health is not always something that can be narrowed down to a strictly individual experience. Especially in families, mental illness can affect more than one person, either through genetics or purely by proximity. This becomes apparent in the...

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Garrett Hisler, Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
July 22, 2022

Credibility, Commercial Research, and Open Science

Companies offering digital therapeutics frequently advertise that the effectiveness of their product is backed by scientific evidence. Such scientific evidence is critical because it operates as a key sales tool and helps companies identify areas to...

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Catalina Cumpanasoiu, Ph.D., Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
July 21, 2022

Anxiety and Depression in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

With April being World Autism Month it is the month in which autism receives a lot of attention, every day is a new opportunity to learn more about it and how we can support neurodiverse individuals in their mental health journeys. Not only is autism...

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July 15, 2022

Digital therapy revolution: How digitalising mental health pathways can enhance access, improve outcomes and maximise resources in challenging times

There are profound pressures currently facing NHS mental health services. An unprecedented demand for treatment, combined with stretched resources and staff shortages, means the gap between initial patient contact and treatment is widening. At a time...

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Adedeji Adegoke, Clinical Research Associate at Amwell®
June 29, 2022

Space from Money Worries Shows Promise for Tackling Link Between Financial Difficulties and Poor Mental Health

A study examining the acceptability and initial effectiveness of Space from Money Worries was recently published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Public Health. In this blog, we explore the psychological links between financial difficulties and...

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June 15, 2022

Endurance Sports and Mental Health with Conor O'Keeffe

In this episode of our podcast, CBTalks, SilverCloud’s Senior Digital Health Scientist Dr. Jorge Palacios chatted with an ultra-endurance athlete and speaker on mindset and wellbeing Conor O'Keeffe about the importance of mental fitness and resilience...

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June 14, 2022

Don’t Suffer in Silence: Addressing the Stigma Around Men’s Mental Health | SilverCloud Healh

  Is it time for a mental health MOT? This June as we focus on men’s health around the globe during International Men’s Health Week, June 13-19th, we encourage all men to pause and take a quick inventory of themselves – both body and mind. Listen in as...

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June 10, 2022

How to Critically Evaluate the Evidence Base of your Digital Health Solution

Recent digital innovations in mental health care present an enormous opportunity to mitigate the global burden of mental health disorders by enabling timely, accessible, scalable, and affordable interventions. Early evidence showed that digitised...

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Katie Young, Ph.D., Principal Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
June 3, 2022

COVID-19 and Mental Health: Changes to the Treatment Landscape

In part one of the blog series, Dr. Katie Young, Digital Health Scientist explored why mental health might have changed during the pandemic, and reviewed the evidence assessing whether mental health has changed during the pandemic. She also discussed...

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June 1, 2022

Digital Health within an Integrated Care System

In this episode of our podcast, CBTalks, SilverCloud’s Senior Digital Health Scientist Dr. Jorge Palacios chats with Dr. Brian Palmer, Vice President of Mental Health and Addiction, Allina Health about how an integrated and coordinated care system...

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Katie Young, Ph.D., Principal Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
May 26, 2022

COVID-19 and Mental Health: What Do We Know After Two Years?

Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought concerns about mental health to the forefront of discussions around societal wellbeing. Many discussions in the media would seem to suggest that the pandemic has led to the widespread worsening...

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May 19, 2022

Managing Mental Health during Pregnancy

In this episode of our podcast, CBTalks, SilverCloud’s Senior Digital Health Scientist Dr. Jorge Palacios chatted with SilverCloud user Eva Slabejova about her struggles with anxiety during pregnancy and how SilverCloud's Space for Perinatal Wellbeing...

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Scott McNamara, Junior Clinical Research Associate at Amwell®
May 17, 2022

Could Digital Solutions Address the Mental Health Needs of Children and Teens?

SilverCloud Research team published a systematic review and meta-analysis on internet-delivered interventions for children and young people (CYP) in JMIR pediatrics. 

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May 12, 2022

Exploring our Relationship with Substances Podcast

In a recent episode of our podcast, CBTalks, SilverCloud’s Senior Digital Health Scientist Dr. Jorge Palacios sat down with Josh Connolly, Mental Health Advocate, and Resilience Coach to discuss how alcohol use and his decision to stop drinking changed...

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Selin Akkol Solakoglu, Ph.D.
May 10, 2022

Loneliness and Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week is May 9th – 15th and the theme this year is loneliness. Nearly 41% of adults across the globe report feeling occasionally, sometimes, or often lonely.

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Vanessa Sowell
May 4, 2022

Maternal Mental Health Awareness

It’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month in May and World Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day on May 4th. Whether it’s caring for their kids, running the household, or earning money for the family, they do it all. Mothers can make it look so easy...

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May 4, 2022

Introducing our Newest Programme – Space from Drug Use

According to the 2021 World Drug Report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), nearly 5.5% of the world’s population, ages 15 to 64 have used drugs in the preceding year.

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April 28, 2022

Stress Management Tips for Students | SilverCloud Health

The Natwest Student Living Index 2019 showed that almost half (45 percent) of university students are feeling stressed by their course. Students are at higher risk of developing mental health problems with research showing many people first experience...

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David O'Callaghan, Principal Privacy Manager at Amwell
April 21, 2022

Enhanced Client Information Security: Our SOC 2 + HITRUST Report

At SilverCloud Health, we understand the importance and sensitivity surrounding the protection of our client’s personal health and wellbeing data. Our platform was developed with security and confidentiality in mind, and we continue to pursue external...

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April 14, 2022

Integrating Digital Therapeutics for Mental Health into Secondary Care Pathways

Digital mental health therapeutics are well established within primary care. The provision of digitally-enabled models of therapy for depression and anxiety disorders is a priority for IAPT services in England. During the pandemic, the adoption of ...

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April 6, 2022

Uncovering the Importance of Self-Care and Stress Management

You cannot always control how stress affects your life or what will be a stressor; however, you can control how you deal with said stressors. Self-care plays an essential role in responding to uncertain or stressful times in our lives. With the advent...

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April 6, 2022

Taking Care of Your Family from the Inside Out

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Vanessa Sowell
March 8, 2022

International Women’s Day: Addressing How Biological and Social Factors Impact Women’s Mental Health

Held on March 8, International Women’s Day encourages us to reflect on and celebrate the voices of women across the globe. Under the theme “Break the Bias,” we are called to imagine a world free of bias, discrimination, and stereotypes. Gender biases...

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March 1, 2022

Top Wellness Podcast: Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing | SilverCloud Health

Improving one's mental health plays a key role in the betterment of their overall peace of mind and clarity. With the various ways to take care of and improve our mental health and state of wellbeing, there are unique options out there that one can...

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February 24, 2022

Shedding Light on the Importance of Perinatal Mental Health | SilverCloud Health

Mental illness is an umbrella term that addresses a myriad of different struggles within the processes of the brain. However, some mental health issues are less well-known than others, like perinatal mental health. This is a struggle that is quite...

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February 15, 2022

Your Path to Measuring Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

Nowadays, we're finding ourselves working in an era of hyper-connectivity, continuous change, and ongoing disruption. Workplaces play a crucial role in the overall state of employees' mental health and wellbeing. Work environments can give teams the...

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Selin Akkol Solakoglu, Ph.D.
February 3, 2022

Treating the whole person: How CBT can support mental wellness in cancer survivors | SilverCloud Health

Celebrated around the world on February 4th for the past 22 years, World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). World Cancer Day is one small part of the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium,...

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Prof John Sharry, Psychotherapist, Clinical Director and Co-Founder of SilverCloud® by Amwell®
February 1, 2022

Designing effective online mental health programmes for children and young people | SilverCloud Health

Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression for children and young people are on the rise. Even prior to COVID-19, studies were reporting large increases in a range of mental health problems over the last decade. A 2019 survey of over 18,000...

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Catalina Cumpanasoiu, Ph.D., Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
January 28, 2022

Integrated Behavioural Health | SilverCloud Health

People with co-existing physical and mental health problems face many challenges when it comes to accessing health care and face significantly higher costs than the regular person. People with long-term physical health conditions (LTCs) such as diabetes...

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Maria Lyons, User Experience Designer at Amwell®
January 21, 2022

Design Ethics for Mental Health: How and Why We Avoid Dark Patterns

Over the past decade, digital mental health treatmentshave been steadily on the rise to address the gaps in access to traditional methods of care. This rise has rapidly accelerated over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are more ways than ever

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January 18, 2022

Benefits Tips for Employers: Mental Health in the Workplace | SilverCloud Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life as we know it. The lack of physical contact with family and friends, loss of employment, increase in pay cuts, and more have exacerbated symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression amongst employees. Unfortunately,...

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January 13, 2022

The Key Elements to Achieving Balance in Your Life | SilverCloud Health

Balancing your professional and personal life can be a challenge, but it’s essential for the betterment of your overall health. Oftentimes, our desire to succeed professionally takes precedence over other aspects of our lives. And despite the resounding...

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January 11, 2022

Growing Priorities: Child and Adolescent Mental Health | SilverCloud Health

The advent of COVID-19 has introduced a worldwide mental health struggle that is, unfortunately, age indiscriminate. In the UK, 75% of children and adolescents are not receiving the help they need for their mental health struggles. Good mental health is...

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December 30, 2021

2022 Mental Health Resolutions, from Aspirations to Skill Sets

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December 21, 2021

SilverCloud® Sleep program for insomnia shows promise for creating an escape from sleepless nights and making room for restorative sleep.

Most of us have experienced issues with sleep at various times in our lives. However, if you are having difficulty falling or staying asleep on three or more days a week and these difficulties are causing distress or problems in daily life, then your...

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Maria Lyons, User Experience Designer at Amwell®
December 14, 2021

Imagery in Digital Mental Health | SilverCloud Health

How we use images throughout the SilverCloud platform As soon as we open the apps on our phone or turn on our screens we are immediately viewing content – content which not only provides us with text but an image that helps our understanding of what we...

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December 1, 2021

The Invisible Competition: Athlete Mental Health Podcast | SilverCloud Health

We have just relaunched our podcast series with the new name of CBTALKS where we talk digital mental health science and the latest research, and industry trends used to empower lives, break down barriers and help end stigma surrounding mental health. We...

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November 30, 2021

Practical help for young people's mental health | SilverCloud Health

We are living through a perfect storm for children, young people, and their families. The usual stresses and strains of growing up and facing the ever-present challenges of studying, working, thinking about the future, and navigating the world of...

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Catalina Cumpanasoiu, Ph.D., Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
November 25, 2021

Mental health: developing predictive modeling tools to inform clinical decisions and improve outcomes

At the recent DTx East conference in Boston, Dr. Derek Richards, Chief Science Officer at SilverCloud Health (SCH), accompanied by SCH Senior Digital Health Scientists, Dr. Jorge Palacios and Dr. Angel Enrique, together with Microsoft Research (MSR)...

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Garrett Hisler, Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
November 19, 2021

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month | SilverCloud Health

SilverCloud Health offers a solution to men’s mental health concerns November is Men’s Health Awareness Month with International Men’s Day falling on November 19th. Men’s Health Awareness Month is dedicated to bringing awareness to a wide range of men’s...

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November 3, 2021

How do you solve a problem like engagement? | SilverCloud Health

Using product principles to navigate tensions in digital mental health design.By Maria Lyons and Jacinta JardineWhen it comes to digital mental health interventions, user engagement has been an area of focus since the birth of the field, and it is likely...

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October 26, 2021

Developing Product Principles for Digital Mental Health | SilverCloud Health

Designing digital mental health solutions is a delicate art, wrought with difficult decisions. We deal with the standard design challenge of juggling user needs, customer requirements, and technological feasibility, but we also need to maintain constant...

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Maria Lyons, User Experience Designer at Amwell®
October 18, 2021

User Research in Mental Healthcare | SilverCloud Health

The first lesson for a user experience designer is to go out and talk to your users. But what if your users aren’t easy to access? Or the subject is a person’s mental health? In the last few years, there has been a lot of awareness-raising around mental...

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October 13, 2021

Mental Health and Sports Performance with All Ireland Gaelic Player, Conor Meyler | SilverCloud Health

We've partnered with Gaelic Player's Association (GPA) to offer all of their 4,000 members access to our digital mental health and wellbeing platform. As part of the launch Jennifer Rogers, Player Development Manager at GPA sat down with GPA member and...

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October 7, 2021

Our Top Mental Health Motivation Tips | SilverCloud Health

To mark World Mental Health Day this year we are sharing some helpful tips from the Boosting Behaviour module of our Space from Depression programme on how to motivate yourself when you're feeling low. 

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October 6, 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021: Mental Healthcare for All: Let's Make it a Reality | SilverCloud Health

Sunday 10 October marks World Mental Health Day: a global initiative, supported by the World Health Organisation, which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health. This year's theme is Mental...

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September 29, 2021

Unique programmes that can support children and young people’s mental health – and their families | SilverCloud Health

In 2017, one in nine children and young people (CYP) aged 5-19 had a probable mental health disorder. By 2020, this had risen to one in six, fuelled in part by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has placed huge burdens and impacts on children and young...

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Prof John Sharry, Psychotherapist, Clinical Director and Co-Founder of SilverCloud® by Amwell®
September 15, 2021

Children and Young People Mental Health: Updated Anxiety (CYP) Programme | SilverCloud Health

We are pleased to announce our new Space from Anxiety programme for teenagers (15+). This is part of our expanding suite of Children and Young Person Programmes (CYP) that can be provided to families, including programmes for young people and parents.

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September 15, 2021

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month | SilverCloud Health

This month is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with World Suicide Prevention Day falling on September 10th. It’s during September each year that we, alongside many organisations and individuals, work to raise awareness around the subject of suicide,...

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September 8, 2021

Depression in the Workplace: The Hidden Cost of Employee Absenteeism

Depression in UK Workplaces: The Hidden Cost of Employee Sickness and Absence The three main causes of employee absenteeism or sickness at work in the United Kingdom are stress, anxiety, and depression. These mental health challenges are often grouped...

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August 10, 2021

Big Data Helps Tell a Positive Story About Online CBT

Big data can help us take digital mental health interventions to the next level. That was one of the key messages delivered by Dr Jorge Palacios, Senor Digital Health Scientist at SilverCloud Health, when he spoke at the recent DTx Europe ...

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August 5, 2021

4 Myths Debunked: Digital Support for Children and Young People Mental Health Services 

The welcome increased willingness of children and young people (CYP) to talk more openly about their mental health, including common conditions such as depression and anxiety, has led to a spike in demand for existing health and wellbeing services. This...

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June 30, 2021

Children and Young People’s Mental Health in Times of COVID

In this podcast we speak with, Lynsey Eland, a Service Manager, and Trainer at Mind in the Carlisle and Eden area. Lynsey is a strong believer and feels very passionately about supporting individuals to feel equipped to manage, understand and take...

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June 23, 2021

European Implementation Event – Implementation for a New Decade

It’s not all about clinical or symptom outcomes when it comes to doing healthcare well. Without understanding the complexities and procedures surrounding intervention use in services, your amazing intervention, that looked great in research trials will...

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June 16, 2021

Digital Mental Health Solutions Can Help Alleviate Healthcare Worker Burnout | SilverCloud Health

The COVID pandemic has hit all parts of society hard, but none more so than frontline healthcare workers, dramatically impacting on their mental health and wellbeing.

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May 14, 2021

Using SilverCloud – A Real Life Experience

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, one of our SilverCloud Health service users, Mark, shares his experience of using our digital mental health therapy programme and how it has helped him.

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May 13, 2021

Space From COVID: Mental Health and Wellbeing Support During the Pandemic

This week (10-16 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, an annual event providing an opportunity to focus on achieving good mental health. In this blog post helping to mark the week, we explore our Space from COVID programme, which is helping...

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May 11, 2021

SilverCloud’s On-Demand Programmes Helped Gabriella Overcome Her Depression and Anxiety

This week (10-16 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, an annual event providing an opportunity to focus on achieving good mental health. We mark the week by hearing Gabriella’s story, a SilverCloud user who faced her own anxiety and depression...

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April 26, 2021

Adherence and engagement with digital interventions

In this podcast, SilverCloud’s Digital Health Scientist, Dr Jorge E Palacios, speaks with Dr Ina Beintner, Chief Science Officer at MindDoc, and SilverCloud colleague and Digital Health Scientist, Angel Enrique. Ina’s background has been in e-mental...

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April 21, 2021

Are you struggling with COVID anxiety? If so, you are not alone.

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April 12, 2021

New Study Explores How Smartwatches Can Promote User Engagement and Self-monitoring With Digital Mental Health Programmes

Background Depression is the largest contributor to disability among all mental and substance abuse disorders, not only amounting to serious personal difficulties, but also social, economic and societal costs. Digital interventions for depression, such...

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April 8, 2021

Our Commitment to Better Access to Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

Supporting the community through the launch of SilverCloud’s ‘Nurture your normal’ campaign.As the United Kingdom and other countries begin to see a path towards an easing of social restrictions and the beginning of some form of a return to normal life,...

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March 18, 2021

Solutions for employee wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic

As an employer, you should be able to help your employees to overcome barriers they may face in accessing the right support for their mental health. But do you have the right resources to help them with their wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic and...

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March 16, 2021

SilverCloud Health completes SOC 2 + HITRUST security examination

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Nora Eilert, D.Couns.Psych., Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
March 11, 2021

Study reveals that iCBT is an effective treatment for anxiety

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February 24, 2021

Understanding how iCBT works. The role of Mechanisms of Change

Internet-delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy (iCBT) has shown to be effective at treating depression and anxiety. However, less is known about what are the underlying mechanisms that make iCBT to work. In this study we investigated the role of two...

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February 15, 2021

Digital Mental Health Interventions for Depression: More Effective than Treatment as Usual

As the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the use of digital health technologies, researchers are exploring the application of these technologies in the mental health space. In a recently published systematic review and individual patient data network...

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February 4, 2021

Treating Complex Patients with Digital Therapy

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January 7, 2021

Focus on Employee Wellbeing in 2021 – An Employer’s Ultimate Guide

There has never been a more important time for employers to focus on mental health: it is one of the biggest topics of discussion in the workplace and the ways in which employees are supported can make a huge difference to their lives, their performance...

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January 4, 2021

The critical role of digital mental health therapy

(Originally published on https://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/)

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Prof John Sharry, Psychotherapist, Clinical Director and Co-Founder of SilverCloud® by Amwell®
December 9, 2020

Tips on looking after your mental health this festive season

by Prof John Sharry, Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Silver Cloud Health and Adjunct Professor at the School of Psychology in University College Dublin.

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December 7, 2020

Employee engagement: 5 tips how to support your employees to feel more engaged while working remotely during COVID

Employee engagement in a pandemic As we head towards the end of 2020, the COVID pandemic is still playing a big role in our lives. It's had a huge impact on mental health and on wellbeing at work and its impacts have meant that maintaining high levels of...

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Jacinta Jardine, Innovation Associate at Amwell®
November 24, 2020

The potential of automated support in digital interventions that support resilience building

Resilience is the capacity to face, overcome and be strengthened by challenges in our lives. It enables us to cope with stress and bounce back from crises. Resilience is not a trait within a person but can rather be learned and developed.The SilverCloud...

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November 16, 2020

Introducing the Space for Resilience Program | SilverCloud Health

Most people will experience at least one highly stressful or traumatic event in their lifetime. Research shows that the occurrence of these substantially increases an individual’s risk of experiencing poor mental health. For example, we might experience...

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November 2, 2020

Stress in the workplace - ways we can help ourselves and each other

In a recent blog post, we explored the signs of stress in the workplace and highlighted the red flags that employers, and those who support employers, should look out for so they can play their part in building and maintaining healthy, supportive and...

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October 29, 2020

Stress in the workplace: what are the signs?

Stress is a much discussed but often misunderstood word. We tend to think of it as something wholly negative; a word and an experience we should try to eliminate from our lives. It is generally talked about in conversation as a problem: we talk of...

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October 15, 2020

Work-life balance: five pieces of the workplace wellbeing jigsaw

In the first of our two-part blog series to mark National Work-Life Week (12-16 October), we examined the issue of work-life balance by highlighting the signs that organisations and managers can look out for so they can support colleagues who may be...

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October 13, 2020

What is work-life balance for your employees and how can employers spot the signs of employees having problems

As the UK marks National Work-Life Week (12-16 October), we have examined the issue of work-life balance in two blog posts: one looking to examine the issues and to help organisations and managers spot the signs that their colleagues may be struggling to...

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October 9, 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020 Special - Perspectives from an NHS mental health commissioner, a healthcare provider and a service user

The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is “Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access. Everyone, everywhere”. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization stated:“The world is accepting the...

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October 7, 2020

Breaking Down Barriers to Care: The Perspectives of Service Users

World Mental Health Day takes place on October 10th this year and the theme is, Mental Health for All Greater Investment – Greater Access. Everyone, everywhere. 

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October 1, 2020

Using digital technologies to scale mental health services

This year has highlighted the importance of mental health, like no other before it. The role of digital has shifted from ‘nice to have’ to be recognised as critical infrastructure in healthcare delivery.With the inability to see people face-to-face and...

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September 28, 2020

Building a proactive wellbeing programme for remote employees – featuring Thriving Workplaces

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Collette Bird, Senior Product Marketing Manager, SilverCloud Health
September 24, 2020

Digital Therapy: addressing the challenges of cost and complexity

The East London Health & Care Partnership (ELHCP) had the greatest IAPT access rate increase within London as a result of changes in the prevalence rate. Five of their CCGs were ranked in the top six most affected in London. They are set to grow at a...

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September 10, 2020

Digital Mental Health for Young People. Podcast Interview with Belinda McLelland

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July 29, 2020

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace after COVID-19

Author: Lloyd Humphreys, SilverCloud Health Covid-19 has left an emotional mark on the workforce. There is no doubt that companies have a shared responsibility to create and maintain organisational wellbeing.

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Jacinta Jardine, Innovation Associate at Amwell®
July 23, 2020

Guided online therapy: Exploring user experiences over time

By Jacinta Jardine, Innovation Associate at SilverCloud Health   This qualitative study exploring the experiences of 100 users over 8 weeks, found that guided online therapy provides a largely supportive and therapeutic experience for users.

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July 21, 2020

Improving Outreach and Engagement with Digital Therapy

Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group wanted to increase public awareness and engagement with SilverCloud digital therapy. To achieve this, they developed a campaign to help reduce the stigma around mental health.

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Prof John Sharry, Psychotherapist, Clinical Director and Co-Founder of SilverCloud® by Amwell®
July 8, 2020

Creating good mental health is about creating balance in your life

Author: Dr John Sharry, Silver Cloud Health  Achieving good mental health is all about achieving a good balance in your life. When your work, relationships, and self are attended to, then your well-being and personal satisfaction is maintained.  

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Caoimhe Gaskin, Senior Digital Content & Multimedia Editor
June 25, 2020

Self-Care and Coping with Life After Lockdown

By Caoimhe Gaskin Senior Digital Content & Multimedia Editor

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Noemi Vigano, Clinical Lead for Product Research and Development at Amwell®
June 23, 2020

Tips for coping with uncertainty

By Noemi Vigano, Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Lead for product research and development at SilverCloud Health  In this 3-part blog series, we focus on the importance of protecting your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic:  

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Angel Enrique, Ph.D., Sr Manager Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
June 17, 2020

Effects of internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for depression and anxiety in IAPT

By Angel Enrique, PhD, Digital Health Scientist at SilverCloud Health This large-scale study confirmed that iCBT was effective and potentially cost-effective when offered at scale within NHS-IAPT programme in England

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Noemi Vigano, Clinical Lead for Product Research and Development at Amwell®
June 11, 2020

Loss in the times of COVID-19

By Noemi Vigano, Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Lead for product research and development at SilverCloud Health  In this 3-part blog series, we focus on the importance of protecting your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic:  

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Noemi Vigano, Clinical Lead for Product Research and Development at Amwell®
May 27, 2020

Stress management tips for healthcare workers during COVID19

By Noemi Vigano, Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Lead for product research and development at SilverCloud Health  Since the COVID-19 pandemic started earlier this year, we’ve all experienced changes to our lives and routines. To a bigger...

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Noemi Vigano, Clinical Lead for Product Research and Development at Amwell®
May 18, 2020

Mind Yourself: Dealing With the Psychological Impact of Coronavirus

By Noemi Vigano, Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Lead for product research and development at SilverCloud Health 

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Jacinta Jardine, Innovation Associate at Amwell®
April 28, 2020

The Challenges of COVID-19 and How to Deal with Them

By Jacinta Jardine, Innovation Associate & Content Writer at SilverCloud Health April 27th, 2020 - With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are living through a world crisis the likes of which hasn’t been seen in 100 years.

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Jorge Palacios, M.D., Ph.D., Sr Manager Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
March 20, 2020

Feeling stressed about the coronavirus? Here are our tips for maintaining a healthy mind

24/09/2020 blog written by Dr. Jorge Palacios, MD, PhD, SilverCloud Health. In the past few weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has seen new spikes in cases worldwide, becoming again the No. 1 global health concern for governments and health organisations...

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Caoimhe Gaskin, Senior Digital Content & Multimedia Editor
March 10, 2020

Bringing company culture and values to life with CSR

Values are more than just a part of the decor – they should be woven into an organisation’s activities at all levels of the business. In this blog, we discuss our approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and why we believe it’s an essential...

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Collette Bird, Senior Product Marketing Manager, SilverCloud Health
January 23, 2020

Improving Clinical Outcomes and Maximising Resources with Digital Therapy

Greenwich Time to Talk, the main provider of specialist mental health care in the Borough of Greenwich, wished to investigate the impact of implementing digital therapy into step 2 (low intensity) care pathways.

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Daniel Duffy, Ph.D., Sr Manager Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
January 16, 2020

Digital therapeutics for mental health effective prequel to face-to-face therapy

January 16th, 2020 - Daniel Duffy, Clinical Trials Associate and PhD Candidate at SilverCloud Health iCBT’s utility to those with more severe or complex needs  Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy interventions (iCBT) have been utilised, with...

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December 17, 2019

Improving mental healthcare outcomes and cost effectiveness with SilverCloud's digital mental health platform

THE SCALE OF THE PROBLEM Right now there is a growing epidemic of mental health issues - 1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year.1 £94 billion per year is the estimated economic cost of mental ill health in England.2 A long-lived...

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Sara Marilungo, Digital Marketing Manager at Amwell®
October 15, 2019

Sleep Disorders Affect Millions

October 15th, 2019 - Sleep disorders are a growing epidemic, with as many as 150 million people affected worldwide. It is estimated that 30% of the population in UK alone are severely sleep deprived and while recommended sleep times for an adult range...

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Collette Bird, Senior Product Marketing Manager, SilverCloud Health
October 9, 2019

Optimising Clinical Outcomes and Service Reach with Digital Mental Health

Croydon Talking Therapies IAPT service offers mental health support to a population of around 300,000 people in Croydon.  

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Angel Enrique, Ph.D., Sr Manager Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
September 12, 2019

Study finds significant relationship between usage and outcomes of iCBT interventions for depression

Advancing the field of digital therapeutics through the study of usage and engagement of an iCBT intervention  September 12th, 2019 - Dr. Angel Enrique Roig, Clinical Researcher at SilverCloud Health.  The benefits of internet-based cognitive-behaviour...

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September 2, 2019

What is population mental health and why is it important?

What is population mental health and why is it important? What we can learn from large scale IT programmes. September 2nd, 2019 - Lloyd Humphreys, Head of Europe at SilverCloud Health and NHS and Innovation Accelerator alumnus. In my previous blog, I...

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August 1, 2019

What large scale health IT programmes can learn from mental health

August 1st, 2019 - Lloyd Humphreys, Head of Europe at SilverCloud Health and NHS and Innovation Accelerator alumnus Whilst recently writing an award submission, I was reminded by a colleague at Berkshire Healthcare about one of the most...

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April 8, 2019

Launch of a New Learning Centre for Supporters

By Jacinta Jardine, Caroline Earley and Maria Lyons At SilverCloud, we always strive to provide our customers, supporters and their clients with a seamless, accessible user experience. Listening to our customers is at the core of what we do. Therefore,...

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Maria Lyons, User Experience Designer at Amwell®
March 11, 2019

Space for Supporters: How and Why we Improved the Supporter Experience

March 3rd, 2019 - SilverCloud Health has supported over 200,000 users to date, with 50% of those having joined in the past 12 months alone. An integral part of this service is the supporters, who play a crucial role in making  the program accessible and...

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Alicia Salamanca
February 27, 2019

Cultural differences in psychotherapy: implications for internet interventions

February 27th 2019 - Cross-cultural studies have confirmed that mental disorders occur worldwide. However, studies examining differences in both diagnosis and treatment are scarce and a limited number of studies have analysed cultural differences in...

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Kate Lawler
January 14, 2019

Personal recovery approach and self-management of symptoms in Bipolar Disorder

January 14th, 2018 - Bipolar disorder is a chronic and disabling mental health condition that affects 2% of the global population, and 1% of the UK. It is characterised by extreme mood fluctuations, including recurrent episodes of both depression, mania...

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Sharon Lee, Assistant Psychologist at Amwell®
January 2, 2019

Online therapeutic alliance in ICBT – why is it so important?

It is common practice for therapists, in addition to discovering clients’ troubles, to develop and maintain a good working relationship with clients, a vital factor contributing to therapeutic change.

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Kate Lawler
December 17, 2018

Low-engagement in online psychological treatments and how to best support these patients

Psychological interventions are increasingly being delivered online. To date there is a vast body of research supporting the efficacy of such interventions in treating symptoms of depression and anxiety.

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Sharon Lee, Assistant Psychologist at Amwell®
December 10, 2018

IAPT Integrated Care - iCBT for Comorbid Depression and Anxiety in People with Long-term Conditions

The link between our bodies and emotions is evident in many ways. For instance, when an individual suffers from chronic physical illness or a long-term condition (LTC), such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, it can have a life-changing...

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Jacinta Jardine, Innovation Associate at Amwell®
December 5, 2018

Mental Models: Exploring User Metaphors for the Experience of iCBT

Metaphors are linguistic tools that help us to describe abstract concepts by providing a mental link to a more familiar phenomenon. They allow us to ground complex ideas or experiences in undistorted, material reality.

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November 28, 2018

Technology and Integrated Healthcare in the NHS

Why Integrated Health Care? The impact of a growing and aging population and an increase in prevalence of chronic diseases on the NHS has led to the consideration and development of new models of care to help meet rising demand and different population...

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Jacinta Jardine, Innovation Associate at Amwell®
November 26, 2018

How to Strive in the Face of Challenges: Developing your Resilience

Life is wrought with problems; being resilient is not about ridding yourself of them, it is about facing them head on. Resilience is the capacity to face, overcome, and even be strengthened by difficult experiences.

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November 22, 2018

Building the Bridge Between Mental and Physical Health: Integrated Care and Digital Solutions are Key

Once perhaps dismissed as a concept left to new-age thinkers, the mind-body connection is now well documented by medical researchers and physicians. Integrated Care can help to improve patient care and reduce health inequalities, reduce unscheduled...

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Angel Enrique, Ph.D., Sr Manager Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
November 13, 2018

Relationship between usage and outcomes in internet-based interventions for mental health

Research has largely shown the effectiveness of internet-based interventions for a wide range of mental health conditions. These studies have also shown that users find these interventions acceptable and easy to use. In this sense, internet-delivered...

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Simon Farrell, Assistant Psychologist at Amwell®
November 8, 2018

Youth online psychological and well-being supports

Mental health is an essential part of young people’s overall health. It has a complex, interactive relationship with their physical health and their ability to succeed in school, socially and developmental. Both physical and mental health effect how we...

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Alicia Salamanca
October 30, 2018

Internet Interventions Worldwide: Considerations for Cultural Adaptations

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Caroline Earley (MSc), clinical trials associate
October 24, 2018

Online CBT programme supporters – their training and experiences

The supporter component of internet-delivered interventions (IDIs) is strongly advocated as increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes for users (Richards & Richardson, 2012). Implementing supported interventions however, is not always possible due...

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Daniel Duffy, Ph.D., Sr Manager Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
October 17, 2018

Implementation Science: Why Context Matters

ercloudhealth.com/uk/news/implementation-science-measuring-the-outcomes-of-an-implementation This series of blogs will explore the relevance of implementation science to internet-delivered interventions, and will provide a high level overview of the...

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Jorge Palacios, M.D., Ph.D., Sr Manager Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
August 17, 2018

Mental and physical health: The future is now

In our previous blogs on the subject of the complex mental and physical interface, we touched upon how poor mental health can serve as a risk factor for chronic conditions down the line, and also how having a comorbid mental condition in the context of a...

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July 30, 2018

Mental and Physical Health: Online Platforms can be Game-Changers

Through hundreds of prevalence and interventional studies, it’s now firmly established that mental and physical health conditions can intensify each other when co-existing. More and more we read peer-reviewed articles and headlines stating how depression...

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July 17, 2018

Dr. Thomas Richardson on Space from Money Worries

DUBLIN, July 18, 2018 - SilverCloud Health is excited to announce the launch of our new programme Space from Money Worries, a product designed to help break the link between financial difficulties and poor mental health. To know more about the programme,...

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July 5, 2018

Mental and Physical Health: Integration Through Technology

Links between Mental and Physical Health Conditions In the past few decades, much insight has been gained regarding how mental and physical diseases interact with one another. It is hard to dispute, nowadays, that every chronic physical condition affects...

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Daniel Duffy, Ph.D., Sr Manager Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
June 29, 2018

Implementation Science and Internet-delivered Interventions

“We know what we have to do, but we don’t know how to do it” Ridde, V. (2016)

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Daniel Duffy, Ph.D., Sr Manager Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
June 27, 2018

Implementation Science: Measuring Outcomes of an Implementation

This series of blogs will explore the relevance of implementation science to internet-delivered interventions, and will provide a high level overview of the field. The first blog in the series provided a short introduction to the topic, and this second...

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Rosemary Byrne, Digital Marketing Executive
May 28, 2018

Moore's Law for Healthcare

Moore’s Law for healthcare, imagine that! “Moore’s Law predicts that every two years the cost of computing will fall by half.”

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May 8, 2018

5th Annual PWP National Networking Forum

9.30am – 4.30pm 22nd June 2018

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Daniel Duffy, Ph.D., Sr Manager Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
February 1, 2018

An Introduction to Chronic Pain

  What is chronic pain? In most cases when we think about pain we know that it is likely temporary such as a broken bone, cut, or bruise and the limitations imposed on you by the injury are short-lived. Chronic pain however, can be significantly more...

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February 1, 2018

9th Annual New Savoy Conference Psychological Therapies in the NHS

The 9th annual New Savoy Conference Psychological Therapies in the NHS is being hosted at the Millennium Conference Centre, London between the 3rd - 4th February 2016. The theme for this year's conference is how evidence based therapy and welfare...

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Bríd Blackburn, Assistant Psychologist
January 1, 2018

Addressing the Psychological Impact of Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic long-term condition (LTC) characterised by the inability to metabolise glucose effectively (Torpy, 2011)13. Diabetes affects 347 million people worldwide with Type 2 diabetes making up 90-95% of all cases of diabetes (Centres for...

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January 1, 2018

5 Great Resources For Substance Abuse Problems

May 16th, 2014 – The abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs costs the United States over $600 billion in lost work productivity, healthcare expenses, and the costs associated with crime, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The...

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January 1, 2018

Mental Healthcare in the UK Armed Forces

SilverCloud joins the Ministry of Defence (MOD) at DSEI 2015 (Defence & Security Equipment International) in the medical innovation zone that will showcase among other things the latest developments in military mental healthcare. This will include a...

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November 30, 2017

Design a digital care strategy to maximize the shift to value-based care

As providers transition to value-based care reimbursement models, the need to redefine care delivery and show measurable improvement of care quality, costs and patient satisfaction is a mounting priority. Digital care will play a critical role in helping...

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October 31, 2017

SilverCloud Announces Significant Expansion, Investment in the UK

SilverCloud Health expands UK operations in line with increased demand for digital mental health solutions. Expansion includes the opening of a new office in Warwick and the creation of UK jobs. SilverCloud surpasses 125,000 users milestone on its...

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October 26, 2017

SilverCloud Health Recognised as Market Leader in iCBT Industry

It is a great honour to receive the Frost & Sullivan’s Enabling Technology Leadership Award, which recognises SilverCloud Health as the market leader in the Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) industry.

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October 23, 2017

SilverCloud Recognised as the Leader for iCBT

Frost & Sullivan’s Enabling Technology Leadership Award recognizes SilverCloud Health as the leader in the Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) industry.

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September 25, 2017

Five Year Forward View For Mental Health: A Year In Review

September 25th, 2017

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September 15, 2017

SilverCloud Health Digital IAPT Workshops

Click to Register We are pleased to announce the details for our Reading and Manchester Digital IAPT Workshops, providing insight and education on optimising digital therapy to improve outcomes, reach and access. 9:00 - 12 noon, Friday 10th November,...

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Daniel Duffy, Ph.D., Sr Manager Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®
August 2, 2017

Addressing the Psychological Impact of Chronic Pain

March 8th, 2017 Link between our bodies and our emotions In part one of our chronic pain blog series we discussed the psychological aspects of living with chronic pain and how the link between our bodies and emotions is not always apparent. For example,...

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July 17, 2017

Technical Innovations in Mental Health: The shift to digital

The use of technology to improve health outcomes has the potential to transform the face of the NHS. Digital technology provides services with new ways of delivering services more efficiently and effectively, as well as enabling services to implement...

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July 11, 2017

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 This year's Expo will be held on the 11th and 12th of September 2017, in the Manchester Central welcoming more than 5,000 delegates.

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July 11, 2017

Delivering Employment Support in IAPT Services

The event is to provide practical advice for services to integrate IAPT and Employment Support for their patients. This initiative supports and enables clients to make fuller, more permanent recoveries. From Service Managers and Clinical Leads to...

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July 10, 2017

Effective Use Of Online Psychological Therapies for IAPT

9 am - 4:30 pm, Thursday, July 13, 2017.

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May 8, 2017

Our Top 5 Stress Management Techniques

May 8th, 2017  

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Rosemary Byrne, Digital Marketing Executive
April 27, 2017

Depression

  We all feel sad or unhappy from time to time, sometimes because something has happened, some other times for no apparent reason. These feelings are usually short-lived and only last from a few hours to a few days. When feelings of sadness are...

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April 24, 2017

Harnessing the Power of Digital

Last week NHS England announced the launch of a Digital Development Lab, Developer.nhs.uk to help develop the evidence base for digital therapies and support emerging tools, which can be can be tested, evaluated and endorsed by clinicians for wider use...

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Rosemary Byrne, Digital Marketing Executive
April 21, 2017

Top Coping & Resilience Tips when Unemployed

April 21st, 2017 Unemployment & its impact  As we discussed in our previous blog ‘Our Top Tips for Managing Stress in the Workplace’ given that a lot of us spend such a large proportion of our time at work it’s no wonder that it can have such a...

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Rosemary Byrne, Digital Marketing Executive
April 13, 2017

Our Top Tips for Managing Your Sleep

April 13th, 2017   Importance of sleep Many of us experience sleep difficulties at some point in our lives. Sleep difficulties usually include difficulties falling asleep and staying asleep. If you are having difficulty sleeping, you may notice that you...

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Rosemary Byrne, Digital Marketing Executive
April 11, 2017

Our Top Tips for Managing Worry

April 11th, 2017 Worry & its impact on your mental health Worrying is one of those inevitable aspects of life that we just sometimes cannot avoid. In fact, a certain amount of worrying can be helpful by acting as a catalyst for us to make a decision or...

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April 9, 2017

Telehealth - 2.0 The Transformation Advantage

Our SilverCloud Health team is looking forward to being an exhibitor at ATA2017 in Orlando, April 23-25.

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Regina de Burca, Content Manager
April 2, 2017

SilverCloud Health Expands Globally

SilverCloud Health has gone global! We are currently offering our Space from Depression in German as well as in Spanish for the Colombian market, to add to our existing reach in the UK, US and Ireland. Many key learnings have emerged from creating this...

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December 7, 2016

Our Key Dos and Don’ts for Working with Individuals with LTCs

The role of the mental healthcare professional  

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Ken Cahill, General Manager of Amwell®
November 30, 2016

Newsletter, Issue 1

Greetings from SilverCloud CEO, Ken Cahill Welcome to the first edition of our brand new SilverCloud newsletter where we hope to share with you the latest news and developments at SilverCloud, our customers and the industry. It has been a year of huge...

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November 28, 2016

Examining the Impact of Computerised CBT

A systematic assessment of cCBT platforms A new study from research organisation RAND Europe, highlights the scope of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) tools and outlines their impact on people with mental health needs.

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November 21, 2016

Delivering Tailored Support for those with Long-Term Conditions - Part 2

In the first part of this two part blog we introduced our new suite of online programmes to address co-morbid depression and anxiety for those with long-term conditions (LTCs) such as Diabetes, COPD and Chronic Pain. Here we discuss the reasons why...

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November 17, 2016

Access Barriers: Long-term Conditions and Mental Health

If I were to ask you if you know somebody with a chronic physical illness who is also finding things hard and who is maybe feeling low or anxious, chances are you would say yes. The links between physical and mental wellbeing have become all too clear....

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November 17, 2016

SilverCloud CEO Speaks of Digital Therapy at IoT World 2016

Ken Cahill, SilverCloud Health CEO, will be speaking at this year's Internet of Things World 2016 taking place at the Dublin Convention Center Nov 21st – 22nd. This is the most comprehensive IoT event in Europe providing a unique platform that brings...

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October 12, 2016

Delivering Tailored Support for those with Long Term Conditions

The expansion of the improved access to psychological therapies (IAPT) programme to include people with long-term conditions (LTC) and medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) is an increasing priority for the NHS and for good reason. There is an increasing...

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September 27, 2016

The Importance of UX in Online Mental Health Solutions

The importance of user experience in developing online mental health interventions When assessing the merits of online mental health solutions there are clear advantages in terms of the positive clinical outcomes they yield. However, we here at...

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September 23, 2016

SilverCloud is a Finalist in Vizient Fourth Annual Innovation Challenge

SilverCloud is proud to be a finalist in the Vizient fourth annual Innovation Challenge, an event that celebrates the latest in innovative health care technology designed to improve patient outcomes as well as improve patient and/or health care worker...

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June 8, 2016

IAPT for Long Term Conditions Event

9am - 1pm, 17th June

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April 26, 2016

Digital Innovation in IAPT

SilverCloud Health is pleased to be hosting a Digital Innovation in IAPT event, 9am - 12pm on the 20th May, in the Jurys Inn Birmingham, 245 Broad Street, B1 2HQ. Featuring real-life case studies on innovative practices in the...

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February 16, 2016

Defining a Gold Standard in Online Behavioral Health Service Delivery

Telehealth solutions have evolved from simple mediators of communication to providing innovative and effective care delivery models for health systems. One of the most recent additions to the telehealth ecosystem is online-delivered programs for...

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February 5, 2016

Westminster Health Forum

SilverCloud Health are proud to be sole sponsor of the upcoming Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: Priorities for mental health services: co-commissioning, vanguards and access to treatments. 

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February 2, 2016

SilverCloud Health Innovative Practices Workshop 16th February

                                                           SilverCloud Health is pleased to be hosting an an Innovative Practices Workshop, 9am - 12pm on the 16th February, at the York Marriott Hotel. It will feature real life case studies which...

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January 28, 2016

Psychological Therapies in the NHS Conference – 3-4th February

The 9th annual New Savoy Conference Psychological Therapies in the NHS is being hosted at the Millennium Conference Centre, London between the 3rd - 4th February 2016. The theme for this year's conference is how evidence based therapy and welfare support...

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January 18, 2016

IAPT National Networking Forum Workshop

IAPT National Networking ForumTuesday 26th January 2016, Hotel Football, ManchesterVisit the IAPT NNF agenda 

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January 16, 2016

Meeting the Challenges of Today's IAPT

SilverCloud Health are pleased to announce that we will be a Gold Star Exhibitor at the 2016 IAPT National Networking Forum taking place on the 26th of January 2016 in Manchester. This annual event is an exciting opportunity for commissioners, service...

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December 2, 2015

SilverCloud Health and Wiley Launch Space from Diabetes Program

Boston, MA – December 1, 2015 – SilverCloud Health, a global leader of behavioral and mental wellness telehealth solutions, and strategic partner Wiley, one of the world’s most well respected providers of industry leading education, medical and...

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November 28, 2015

Connected Health Symposium 2015

Our very own Noemi Vigano, Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Programmes Manager here at SilverCloud Health will be presenting at the 2015 Connected Health Symposium this week. This year’s theme is “The Internet of Healthy Things: Integrating...

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November 24, 2015

Telehealth’s Integral Role in Diabetes Management

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes and as many as 86 million have pre-diabetes, putting them at serious risk for developing the condition. To complicate matters, people who have diabetes are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression,...

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November 12, 2015

Behavioral Care Integration Essential to Chronic Disease Management

New healthcare and payment models, such as the CMS Medicare Shared Saving Program (MSSP) for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), focus on value-based care and chronic disease management. However, behavioral health is not given the same importance as...

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October 8, 2015

World Mental Health Day 2015

“Dignity refers to an individual’s inherent value and worth and is strongly linked to respect, recognition, self-worth and the possibility to make choices.” -World Health Organisation (2015) As illustrated by the above quote, the theme for this year’s...

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September 24, 2015

New Online Supported Service Will Help Tackle Waiting Lists

NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) first service to go live with innovative offering from SilverCloud Health and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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September 11, 2015

ESRII 2015

The clinical team here at SilverCloud headed by myself Dr. Derek Richards, Director of Clinical Research & Innovation & Miss Noemi Vigano, Clinical Programmes Manager, and also the creative team are delighted to announce our forthcoming attendance at...

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September 4, 2015

The Importance of Measuring Outcomes

The Importance of Reliable and Complete Data Ongoing monitoring and outcomes collection is an integral part of the IAPT clinical model. Session-by-session outcome monitoring recording the care provided to patients and their clinical progress, helps...

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July 6, 2015

IAPT services to benefit from SilverCloud iCBT, PCMIS

The integration enables the secure transfer of IAPT services’ patient data between the two systems reducing the amount of time spent on manual administration and reducing the risk of human error.

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April 29, 2015

Insights into the Future of Mental Health Services, April 30th

April 29th, 2015: SilverCloud Health is delighted to be participating in the Future of Mental Health Services Conference at University of Salford Manchester on Thursday April 30th. The conference will explore the government’s 5-year plan to enhance...

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April 13, 2015

SilverCloud Health and Wiley Launch Gold Standard for iCBT

Evidence-based online, telehealth anxiety programs reduce costs, increase service reach, expand patient choice and maintain care quality New York – April 13, 2015 – As part of their strategic partnership, SilverCloud Health, a global provider of...

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March 11, 2015

Ministry of Defence, SilverCloud launch online wellbeing resource

New wellbeing pilot project will help to support performance through promoting positive mental health  London —March 2015, SilverCloud Health, a global provider of behavioural and mental wellness online solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a...

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February 11, 2015

Online Therapeutic Programmes Tackle Co-morbid Conditions

New eight-programme suite addresses gap in the market for a single, effective solution for IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) providers to treat multiple conditions

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November 21, 2014

IAPT – a victim of its own success

Earlier this year it was noted by in a Pulse article that Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services were becoming a victim of their own success. Because of their achievement in reaching large numbers of patients, they have unfortunately...

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November 14, 2014

The Importance of Positive Mental Health in Diabetes Management

Link Between Mental Health & Chronic Illnesses Given that today is World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Awareness Month and that long-term conditions will be a key topic at this year’s Commissioning Live conference which we will be attending we have been giving...

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November 12, 2014

How to Improve Productivity & Efficiency in a Care Pathway

Judith Chapman, Clinical Director of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust recently gave a very insightful presentation on how Berkshire Healthcare is managing to improve their productivity & efficiency rates of their IAPT online therapy service....

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October 23, 2014

Key stressors & resilience tips for university students

University Life & Stress Starting university can be a stressful time for students. Moving away from home and family, you often find yourself far from people you would have normally relied on for support. Establishing a new social network is a knock-on...

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September 19, 2014

Behavioural and physical aspects of chd management

It comes as little surprise that people with long-term physical conditions often have associated behavioural/mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. The stress alone of dealing with a chronic illness diagnosis can be enough to trigger...

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September 16, 2014

International Digital Health & Care Congress

SilverCloud Health in conjunction with our partners at King’s College London presents our newly developed intervention for people with cardiovascular disease (CVD). At the recent International Digital Healthcare Congress our team presented the...

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August 20, 2014

Introducing Our New Brand SilverCloud Health

We are very excited to launch SilverCloud’s new brand identity. At SilverCloud Health our business is built on three core values, Effectiveness, Care and Reach, and we have worked to develop a brand and visual identity that embodies these values.

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August 15, 2014

How to assess a client’s suitability for iCBT programmes

The client’s difficulties

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July 28, 2014

Myth 6: Online clinical work requires a clinician or therapist

Today we are discussing whether it is true that online clinical work requires direct control by a clinician or therapist.

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June 18, 2014

SilverCloud Awarded Research Funding Via Irish Research Council

The Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock TD today (Wednesday) announced the awarding of €5.7 million to support 50 new enterprise-academia research partnerships through the Irish Research Council's (IRC) Enterprise Partnership Scheme.

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June 8, 2014

SilverCloud Product Update – June 2014

At SilverCloud Health our product is always evolving. Put simply this means that we strive to incorporate the latest technologies into our platform to meet the changing needs of our clients. In this post we are delighted to announce some significant...

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May 28, 2014

Myth 5: Online mental health services are unaffected by geography

May 28th, 2014 – At first glance, therapy services provided via the internet might appear to be unaffected by geography. It doesn’t matter where you are located, if you can access the internet, you can access the majority of pages and the services they...

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May 12, 2014

Key considerations in commissioning an online therapeutic solution

A key challenge for mental healthcare providers is to provide clinically effective yet cost-efficient services. Computer-based cognitive behavioural interventions have been shown to be an efficient and innovative solution, especially for the high...

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April 25, 2014

Myth 4: Online suicide prevention & crisis intervention are impossible

In this blog, we look at concerns regarding the usefulness of online resources for suicide prevention and crisis intervention. An important and sensitive topic, suicide is a serious and increasing problem worldwide and the World Wide Web has had a...

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Collette Bird, Senior Product Marketing Manager, SilverCloud Health
April 1, 2014

Your Mental Health Is No April Fool - My Top Five Tips to Take Care of It

Get Involved

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March 22, 2014

UK Myth 3: Text-only communication lacks self-expression

April 2nd, 2014 – Despite great literary works as Shakespeare, people still occasionally wonder if words alone can convey the breadth of human experience. This leads them to question the validity of therapy based on written communications.

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March 21, 2014

Myth 2: Online therapy is no more than email exchange

Multiple communication modalities

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March 21, 2014

Myth 1: “Online therapy” just isn’t possible

A matter of security

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March 20, 2014

Busting the myths of online clinical work: Introduction

‘Busting the myths of online clinical work’ is a new blog series based on ‘Myths & Realities of Online Clinical Work’; a 3rd-Year report from the International Society for Mental Health Online’s (ISMHO) Clinical Case Study Group. This is an old report

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February 17, 2014

National Health Summit

Now in its tenth year The National Health Summit will take place on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 in Croke Park. The summit is now recognised as one of Ireland’s most noteworthy annual healthcare management summits. It will play host to key players in...

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