Digital Mental Health Digest | SilverCloud Health
Microsoft and SilverCloud to pioneer AI in mental health SilverCloud has been collaborating with Microsoft over the past 18 months to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can accelerate personalised mental healthcare, including early interventions to optimise outcomes.
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 from 7 to 9 hours, the average British person sleeps about 6.8 hours each night, putting physical and mental health at risk.
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.
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 therapy (iCBT) for depression and anxiety have been observed and replicated in many different settings, samples, and countries. The vast amount of
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 explored the learning that mental health has to share with large scale, mainstream digital health programmes.
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 successful national transformation programmes the NHS has ever achieved, which will probably be unknown to most and a surprise to the rest: Improving Access to
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, we always make sure to tap into the experience and knowledge of SilverCloud’s users and supporters to help us continuously improve the platform
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 attainable for clients. Much of our work in the development/design team is focused on clients and the client side of the platform. However, in
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 mental health. For instance, research has shown that differences in depression rates represent problems with definition and measurement, which do not
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 and mixed affective states.
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.