Online mental health courses launched in Cornwall to help people cope with lockdown 3

Online mental health courses launched in Cornwall to help people cope with lockdown 3

The NHS organisation accountable for psychological well being providers in Cornwall has teamed up with a digital psychological well being firm to offer assist for  individuals in lockdown.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Basis Belief (CFT) has been working with SilverCloud, to offer immediate on-line entry to 12 totally different wellbeing programmes together with one-to-help individuals handle their psychological well being through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr Ellen Wilkinson, chief medical info officer at CFT mentioned: “SilverCloud programmes, that are simply accessed from a pc, sensible cellphone or pill, present individuals with sensible instruments and recommendations on easy methods to establish and handle points with stress, low temper and fear.

“They assist individuals study methods to cope with troublesome ideas and feelings that are generally much more outstanding throughout these difficult occasions. In any case, these are fully regular reactions to a set of very irregular circumstances.”

The belief has secured 12 totally different SilverCloud programs.

These can be found on its web site and embrace modules on anxiousness, melancholy, Covid-19, mindfulness, sleep, cash worries and stress.

There are additionally programs which deal with the psychological well being impacts of dwelling with long-term bodily well being circumstances like diabetes and persistent ache.

The self-guided studying contains interactive instruments, actions and movies. It affords 24/7 entry to clinically confirmed programmes based mostly on cognitive behavioural remedy (CBT).

The programs can be found on the CFT  web site and registering is a fast and straightforward course of.

Programmes have confirmed in style since they went stay on the location on the finish of final 12 months.

Dr Wilkinson added: “We put the programmes on our web site in direction of the tip of 2020 and SilverCloud inform us that we’ve already had over 200 individuals sign-up to programmes through our web page.

“There’s no GP referral wanted. You simply go to our web site, select the course you want to full, create a username and password so  no-one can entry any of your particulars, and that’s it – you’re off and working.”

To enroll to the free on-line programmes, both search “Cornwall SilverCloud” in your search engine or go to cornwallft.nhs.uk/online-cbt-silvercloud.

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