LONDON, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
New wellbeing project pilot will help to support performance through promoting positive mental health
SilverCloud Health, a global provider of behavioural and mental wellness online solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new pilot for an online psychological wellness resource centre developed in partnership with the clinical team at the Ministry of Defence (MOD). In this pilot project, specific military and civilian employees will be given access to SilverCloud resources and support.
SilverCloud's secure, flexible and anonymous platform delivers resources and programmes that draw on a range of psychological approaches to support resilience and support performance under pressure. It will include an online LifeBalance programme, which provides tools and tactics to manage stress and bring balance back into your life.
The MOD has a long history of providing employee solutions to promote positive mental health, and was keen to find a project partner who could provide a secure, anonymous platform for delivering wellbeing support to those members of staff who may experience barriers to accessing conventional help.
"The SilverCloud wellbeing project will be an innovative and potentially valuable resource. The participation and feedback from staff will help shape future provision in this area," said Air Marshal Paul Evans QHP RAF, Surgeon General.
SilverCloud Health programmes will be able to support the successful MOD anti-stigma campaign, by being accessible 24/7, easy to complete and include written topics, videos, quizzes etc. to suit different learning styles.
A representative of the Defence Medical Services said, "The MOD is looking at innovative ways to provide additional levels of support to assist people in maintaining a healthy balance between the demands of their personal and professional lives. The pilot project with SilverCloud is exploring what additional benefit an online platform can bring to an existing portfolio of employee wellbeing support."
Another key benefit is that the SilverCloud platform offers the facility to interact with a human supporter, who monitors progress and offers encouragement in a weekly review; this ensures that users get the most out of the platform.
Ken Cahill, CEO of SilverCloud Health said, "We are excited to be working on this project; the Ministry of Defence has worked closely with us to tailor platform resources and programme content to their specific needs. Aside from stress support, there are lots of useful resources covering day-to-day challenges and advice on how to handle them."
Notes to Editors
SilverCloud Health is a leading provider of online therapeutic solutions to support and promote positive behaviour change and mental wellness. SilverCloud Health's aim is to meet the key market need to increase reach, lower cost and provide effective care. SilverCloud Health has spent over 10 years researching and building the platform and offering. Starting as a 7 year research project at Trinity College Dublin, before becoming a three year translational research project undertaken jointly by the National Digital Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin and Parents Plus and Mater University Hospital in Ireland. SilverCloud Health continues to build relationships with leaders in their field to ensure our programmes, content and platform are engaging, effective and informed with the most up-to-date thinking and technology. SilverCloud Health has a solid investor base including Investec, Enterprise Ireland and The National Digital Research Centre.
For more information on SilverCloud Health visit: http://www.silvercloudhealth.com
SOURCE SilverCloud Health