Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT)
The Computerised Cognitive CBT (cCBT) Service is hosted by Psychological Services. This service delivers a range of supported and unsupported packages via our SilverCloud platform.
Staff involved in the service are:
- Ross McCole (cCBT Coordinator)
- Anne O’Neill (Administration Manager)
- Danielle Wilson (Counselling Psychologist)
The cCBT team are based within the Department of Psychological Services at Mountainhall Treatment Centre.
The Service can be accessed across Dumfries and Galloway from home PCs/laptops or computers and smart phones, and at community locations such as local libraries.
What We Do
SilverCloud is a computerised CBT package suitable for individuals aged 16+ with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. All packages involve self monitoring of mental health, completing quizzes, watching case studies and learning about and applying CBT techniques. Individuals are supported by and provided with regular online reviews by the CCBT co-ordinator or a Guided Self Help Worker where their progress can be monitored, they can access help to use the materials, and they can be provided with personalised recommendations of further resources within SilverCloud.
SilverCloud has specific packages for individuals with the following difficulties/long term health conditions:
- Health Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Chronic Pain (excluding those with pain associated with cancer)
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthitis
- Lung Conditions
- Perinatal Wellbeing
- Depression & Anxiety
The SilverCloud service also has pathways on Sleep, Resilience, Stress, and Coronavirus. You can choose which pathway you think best suits your needs, alternatively there is a Wellbeing Questionnaire within SilverCloud which will give you advice on which pathway it thinks may suit you. Feel free to explore the information relating to each of the pathways before deciding. It is important to note that the SilverCloud Wellbeing programme is unsupported and does not come with an allocated Clinical Helper.
For information on our cCBT SilverCloud Wellbeing pathways, click here.
We also offer 2 further unsupported packages which are accessed in the same way as the SilverCloud Wellbeing packages above, and are available as an app. They offer shorter ‘sessions’ and are a bit less text heavy.
Daylight (for anxiety): Daylight’s digital anxiety improvement programme can help you control feelings of worry and anxiety, using proven evidence-based techniques.
Sleepio (for insomnia): Sleepio’s online sleep improvement programme can help you get to the root of stubborn sleep, using proven evidence-based techniques.
For more information, please get in touch via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01387 244495.
Who is SilverCloud suitable for?
- People with low to moderate difficulties with stability in their every day life.
- People aged 16 years and over who are motivated to making positive changes in their life.
- If you have access to a PC or laptop with internet connection, a smart phone or can attend a community location (e.g. local library)
- If you are able to understand self help material with a reading age of 11-years.
How do I get referred?
To be referred to any of the supported SilverCloud pathways please speak to a healthcare professional.
To access any of the unsupported SilverCloud Wellbeing programmes please follow the links provided, and use the PIN Scotland2020 when prompted.
For access to Sleepio and/or Daylight, please use the following links:
The Computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (cCBT) service is based at:
Computerised CBT Service
Department of Psychological Services & Research
Mountainhall Treatment Centre
Tel. 01387 244495,
Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm, for enquiries.