We are one of the first NHS trusts in the country to offer online support via our partners Big White Wall and SilverCloud, digital mental health services. We use live video calling to deliver therapy to people experiencing mild to moderate levels of depression and anxiety, as well as offering access to Guided Support courses that use a range of Cognitive Bahvioural Therapy interventions.
Big White Wall LiveTherapy
Is this treatment for me?
We realise it's not always possible to stop your day for appointments. Our online therapy service is ideal if you have problems with mobility, have childcare/caring responsibilities, have a busy schedule or would struggle to travel to appointments. It offers the fantastic opportunity to access our services on the go or from the comfort of your own home.
What is online LiveTherapy?
Online therapy is a new and innovative way of delivering psychological interventions over the internet via live video calling. There is also access to an online Support Network.
LiveTherapy offers face-to-face treatment with one of our highly experienced clinicians. This is the same treatment you would receive face-to-face, but online. From the comfort of your own home, you and your therapist will be able to see and talk to each other as if you are in the same room. Or if you prefer, you can choose to just hear each other (audio) or instant-message (text). You will receive approximately six to ten sessions, each lasting an hour. LiveTherapy offers you greater flexibility and freedom to access therapy at a time that best suits you. We offer CBT and counselling for a range of disorders including depression, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
While you are receiving online therapies with our services you will have six months access to Big White Wall's online resources. You can share your experiences with others and learn practical skills to help you cope, in a safe and anonymous way using the forum space.
SilverCloud Guided Support
What is Guided Support?
We are pleased to be able to offer online Guided Support courses which use a range of evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions that you can access flexibly in your own time.
How long do courses take?
We recommend that you complete one module per week, which should take approximately an hour. We will support you to complete the course by offering four to six review sessions every two weeks. This can either be a short 15 minute telephone call or a written message, and is depending on your availability.
What happens next?
Following this, you can choose other online courses for up to a year. The courses require you to engage in weekly activities to help you feel better. Other people are signed up to the course simultaneously and you will be able to support each other anonymously.
Interested in SilverCloud? Click here for more information.