Sign up for digital support through Silvercloud
Silver Cloud is an online digital platform that enables you to access tools and skills to support you with your mental health.
The platforms hosts a wide range of guided tools based around the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) model, supporting you with your journey that you can access in your own time from wherever you like. It can help you to learn new skills and ways to manage your mental health.
Silvercloud offers supported access whereby a mental health professional will regularly check in with you to offer online support for up to 6 reviews, but you can decide which tools, programme and platforms you’d like to access. It can help you learn new skills and give you information on your problem.
If you are currently receiving support from a registered mental health professional and you’d like to access Silvercloud, this will be unsupported. You will be able to access the guided tools and programmes, with the assurance that there a range of contactable services if you’d like support.
You can do as little or as much as you like, being in control of what you want to do and when. All you need is access to a computer and the internet.
The platform can be accessed whether you’re receiving support for your mental health, or are looking to take your first step to improving your wellbeing.
Four free NHS wellbeing webinars
IAPT Talking Therapies Northants is offering four free weekly webinars to provide the tools to manage low mood, sleep, worry and practice mindfulness.
These webinars provide educational and practical help to support you to learn relevant Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques to make positive changes in daily life.
The sessions will offer interactive support providing guidance and tips. When you join, your microphone and camera will be switched off, you will be able to see the presentation and therapist leading the session but they won’t be able to see you.
Please note, you are only able to join one webinar as an entry point into the service.
Improve your mood for depression – Fridays 11am – 1pm every two weeks
This webinar provides an introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), an understanding of what depression is and what can cause depression. The webinar will then discuss how depression is maintained before looking at different ways you can improve your mood moving forwards.
Managing your worries – Mondays 3pm – 5pm every two weeks
This webinar provides an introduction into CBT, an understanding of anxiety and further understanding of worry and the different types of worry. This webinar will then discuss different ways to manage worries.
Mindfulness - Wednesday 12pm – 2pm every two weeks
This webinar will provide a brief history of mindfulness before discussing the benefits of practising mindfulness meditation. The session will explore what mindfulness is, how to be more mindful and how mindfulness works, and will also include a mindfulness meditation.
Sleep - Tuesdays 12pm – 2pm every two weeks
This webinar will provide an understanding of what sleep is and what a typical night’s sleep looks like. The webinar will explore what can cause issues with sleep, how difficulties with sleep are maintained, the impact of poor sleep and how anxiety and stress impact on sleep. The session will then discuss the benefits of good sleep, how relaxation can help with sleep and different ways to improve sleep.
To find out more about webinars, take the first step and register for support by clicking here and completing the online form.
IAPT Talking Therapies offers support to adults across Northamptonshire who are feeling low in mood, anxious or overwhelmed.
To help improve knowledge and understanding of the types of therapies the service offers and what difficulties that can support, we have introduced online optional webinars that people can register for when referring to the service.
The Welcome Webinar gives patients an overview of all that the IAPT can offer. The sessions contains scientifically evidenced psychological tools to help soothe anxiety and lift participants mood.
The webinar covers what patient may be feeling or doing in their daily life if the patients are feeling low in mood, anxious or worried. The webinar also gives information about other organisations and services that could help the patient.
How you might be feeling
IAPT talking therapies Northants can help you with low mood and a variety of anxiety issues such as worry about your health, intrusive thoughts, panic, social anxiety. We also offer support for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
Everyone suffers with low mood at times but this usually passes. When you have a persistent low feeling that does not seem to be getting better, it may be the time to seek help. If you notice that you are having trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, your appetite has changed, you start to have negative thoughts about yourself, others and the future, then you may be experiencing depression.
There are several types of anxiety which talking therapies can help with. For example:
Not being able to switch off from worrying (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviours or rituals (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), worrying excessively about your health (Health Anxiety), having intense physical feelings of anxiety and being fearful you might die as a consequence (Panic Disorder), avoiding social situations (Social Anxiety) or avoiding going out at all (Agoraphobia)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD does not occur after all traumatic events and it is treatable with talking therapies. It can occur within a few months of an event or be triggered much later in life. If you notice that you are fearful in your everyday life, feel as if you are re-experiencing the event all over again (flashbacks), have persistent nightmares or are remain feeling ‘on edge’, you may be experiencing PTSD.
What are talking therapies?
Talking therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS staff. They can help with common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety and depression.
Talking therapies can help you to understand your problems and find ways to manage them. Our therapists can guide you through this process. We also have Peer Supporters who can work alongside our therapists to offer you additional support.
Richard has received support through IAPT, and has taken the time in this short video to discuss his experience:
What happens after referral?
We will contact you and offer a telephone assessment. We will ask questions to find out what difficulties you are experiencing and how we might be able to help you.
You will be invited to join a welcome webinar, which you can attend on a day suitable to you or watch back in your own time.
What kind of help can we offer?
Services we offer include group work, webinars, online programmes or one-to-one sessions with a therapist.
If we cannot help with your difficulties, we will signpost you to a service that can support you.