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Mental Health

Mental Health

One in four people will experience problems with their mental health during their lives. For some, stress at work, money worries or relationship troubles could become overwhelming and leave people in need of help.  Others may suffer from ongoing and complex mental health conditions that require long-term care.  

SilverCloud : Online Mental Health Support

If you are looking for extra support with your mental health you can log on to SilverCloud - a free secure online self-help programme that is proven to help with anxiety, stress and depression. 

Access is immediate and free.  No GP referral is needed and you complete the programmmes online at your own pace and at a time which is convenient for you.

Why choose online support?

Access is immediate with no GP referral required.  You can log onto the system from your computer, smart phone or tablet at any time of the day or night.

This means that you can slot your therapy into a time that suits you, instead of having to attend in person or trying to squeeze sessions into a busy week.  You have the freedom to choose to complete your weekly therapy sessions in the environment of your choice and at a time that suits you.

We want you to be able to make the most of your online therapy.  To benefit you will need to:

  • have a basic computer and internet skills
  • access to a computer, tablet or smartphone
  • be motivated to improve your well-being

How does online therapy work?

Programmes consist of information and interactive modules which you can complete at your own pace to help improve your well-being.

A supporter from Mid and North Essex Mind ( will review your progress over 6 weeks providing feedback and guidance.  You will also have access to the session materials, your notes and support feedback for a year after you finish therapy.

The self help modules are easy to use with interactive tools and activities to help you think better, manage your life and live well.  The goal of each module is for you to take the information and techniques learned - and to start applying them in your day to day life.  At regular intervals, your MIND supporter will check your progress and provide feedback and guidance.

You can log on and start using the platform anytime.  Log onto SilverCloud (

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