Online therapy (cCBT)
First Step is piloting an additional type of psychological therapy which is available online across Cumbria supported by our First Step practitioners via regular review appointments.
- Flexible 24/7 access from the comfort of your home.
- No waiting lists, immediate access.
- Easy to use
- Work through programmes to manage low mood, stress, or anxiety at your own pace
To access this option, please refer yourself to First Step (or ask your GP or Practice Nurse for a referral) and during your assessment your practitioner can discuss this treatment option with you and if it is likely to be helpful they can arrange access to the system and book your first appointment with one of our online facilitators. Our launch page provides details of all the different ways you can access First Step.
National guidelines recommend the use of cCBT by people with mild to moderate depression or anxiety, therefore for some people cCBT will not be appropriate and in that case we may offer one-to-one therapy.
We are working with SilverCloud to offer secure online access to evidence based self-help Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programmes that are proven to help with anxiety, stress and depression. Access is immediate and free from wherever you need it.