Thinkaction launch new online therapy service

Thinkaction is delighted to announce they have partnered with SilverCloud, an NHS-approved online CBT service, to help reach out to people experiencing mental health issues including depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Help is conducted online, with users completing modules specially tailored for them by one of Thinkaction’s dedicated professional therapists.

This is quality mental health support, accessible from anywhere and at any time.

Anyone over the age of 18 living in Surrey, Kent or Merton can access Thinkaction’s brand new online therapy service. It is absolutely free, innovative and particularly effective for people who are unable to access traditional services due to work commitments, long commutes, childcare or would prefer not to speak face to face. It is a safe and secure online space which you can access where and when it suits you.

At a time where one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health issue in any given year, it is vital that every form of support is available. Traditionally, younger men are the least likely to seek help or face to face therapy, so providing a private and secure online therapy service gives them a wider chance to deal with their problems. These days many people are busier than ever at work so an online service designed to be used any time of day or night provides a great option for those stressed out at work or home to get help.

Once registered, you can complete modules chosen by your online supporter at your own pace. You’ll also have access to lot of tools that help you with goal setting, problem solving and real practical life skills. Your therapist will also support you on the phone at regular intervals.

Kerry Smith, Associate Director for Thinkaction said, ‘I’m delighted that computerised cognitive behavioural therapy through Silvercloud is available across our Thinkaction services. We offer therapy face-to-face, by phone, individually and in groups and to add online therapy gives another flexible option. Clients will be able to refer themselves directly into the packages online whilst still benefiting from the support of our therapists through review sessions. It’s a great way to learn new skills and coping strategies in a way that fits into people’s busy lives.’

 Thinkaction’s online service is FREE for everyone and ready to use. Find out more here.

This is an exciting move forward for Thinkaction, helping reach out to more people and helping them get back to their positive and energetic best.

Last year Thinkaction received over 23,000 referrals and entered 13,500 people into treatment. Thinkaction’s 51% recovery rate was well over the national average of 47.9%. Between April 2015 –   2016 95% of our clients reported a positive experience with Thinkaction.

“I felt no longer alone. I felt that I had someone to go to. It was comforting. The ability of linking in with a specific therapist was very attractive as it felt more personal.” Former Silvercloud service user

“I’m one of those people, before this happened to me, who wouldn’t even ask my friends for help. People say ‘you should speak to people’ and you just don’t hear it. When you’re strongly independent and you’ve been that way for a long time, it isn’t as simple as ‘go and talk to a friend’ there’s a barrier you have to get past. But without Thinkaction I don’t know where I would be.” – Clare, former Thinkaction service user.

 

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