MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System has introduced a new online behavioral health tool, SilverCloud, that offers self-guided programs for anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia and resilience. The tool is available to faculty, staff, and students at any time, on any device, and at no cost.
“While the behavioral health of our students, faculty and staff has always been a high priority for the UW System, the current COVID-19 pandemic has put those needs into even sharper focus,” said UW System President Tommy Thompson in a news release. “We are working hard to find ways to provide these vital services to our UW community and this online tool is a great option.”
Based on cognitive behavioral therapy principles, the SilverCloud self-guided program allows people to manage day-to-day stressors personally and anonymously using interactive content and skill-building tools.
Studies have shown that online cognitive behavioral therapy can provide an effective form of care for those who are highly motivated and experiencing mild to moderate symptoms. The program can supplement traditional therapy or campus mental health services, while some people may use it without seeing a counselor at all.
To sign up or find out more about the tool, visit https://uwsystem.silvercloudhealth.com/signup.