Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy which can help you to manage your problems and life stresses by changing the way you think, feel, and behave. CBT can also help you to break down your problems to make sense of them more easily. It is based on the idea that when something happens your thoughts, emotions, physical feeling and actions are all linked and understanding this process can help you to change the cycle.
The services listed below are all evidence based and makes it easier to access Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from home on your mobile, tablet, or computer. Just click on the title of each program below to get more information.
Beating the Blues – Beating the Blues is an 8 week self-help program you can access online based on CBT principles to help to manage and cope with anxiety and depression. The program is interactive and allows you to access any of the resources whenever needed.
Access: In order to access Beating the Blues, ask your GP for a referral.
Living Life to the Full – Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resiliency. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more. The courses are free for individuals using them in their own lives.
Access: Self-referral online for free. No need to contact GP.
Silver Cloud – Emotional health is vital to living a balanced and productive life. These self-help programmes give you the skills to deal with everyday issues that affect your emotional health. See the poster for more information.
Access: Self Referral via wellbeing.silvercloudhealth.com/signup. Use access code: Scotland2020
Daylight – Daylight is a science-backed, digital therapy for Anxiety and Worry, personalised to your needs – no prescriptions or doctors’ visits needed. Daylight was created by leading mental health experts using evidence-based techniques, in collaboration with creative storytellers such as Pixar – because we believe mental healthcare should not only be effective, but also positive and fun. Start with just a two-minute quiz to learn more about your Worry and Anxiety and how to manage it.
Access: Free online access to content. Use Google Chrome.
IESO Digital Health – Provides free, one to one therapy for people with common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Qualified therapists deliver live Cognitive Behaviour Therapy online through typed conversation in a secure virtual therapy room. You can access the session from anywhere you feel most comfortable and at a time to fit around your schedule, including evenings and weekends. Access to the service is quick and appointments are 30 or 60 minutes long. Your therapist will work closely with you to help you understand the links between what you do, think and feel, and can help you make changes in the way you think and the way you act which then affects the way you feel.
Access: IESO individual therapy is one of the options we can discuss with you at your initial assessment appointment.
Stress Control Courses – Learn to manage your stress
- 3 talks about stress
- each session is about an hour long
- they run once a week for 3 weeks
- open to anyone over 16 years of age
- you will be given booklets to help you
If you want to learn better ways to deal with common problems like anxiety, low self-confidence, poor sleep and panic then book on to Step on Stress. Step on Stress is not group therapy or one-to-one support. You do not talk about your problems in front of others. Just sit back and learn some great ways to Step on Stress. See the poster for more information.
Access: Free online access to Step on Stress course.