Digital psychological well being platform SilverCloud Health, with headquarters in Boston, Dublin and London is making its providers obtainable to customers nationwide via Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE).
In 2018, the corporate partnered with the HSE on a pilot programme to supply on-line psychological instruments for despair and nervousness to main care psychological providers and now plans to develop these providers in Ireland.
WHY IT MATTERS
The platform offers evidence-based medical content material, programmes and help for customers combating their psychological well being and continual sickness.
A study by the NHS into SilverCloud confirmed a 50% discount in signs following eight weeks of periods and enchancment in 27% of instances.
The service can even open up referrals from a bigger pool of sources, together with GPs and Jigsaw, the nationwide centre for youth psychological well being. SilverCloud’s psychological well being providers are utilized by 650,000 individuals globally, buying 30,000 new customers each month and offering greater than 40% of all NHS psychological well being providers.
This surge is partially resulting from a rise of individuals in search of help with their psychological well being throughout the COVID-19 disaster.
THE LARGER CONTEXT
SilverCloud has raised greater than €25.5 million from buyers to this point. In April 2020, the company raised $16 million (€13.6m) in Series B funding to develop into all 50 US states.
Meanwhile, London-based AI digital remedy service HelloSelf raised £5.5 million in Series A funding to develop psychological well being provisions for post-pandemic Britain.
ON THE RECORD
Ken Cahill, founder and chief government at SilverCloud Health, mentioned: “As a results of Covid, and the restrictions on motion as nicely, our lives really feel very completely different and many people are feeling discombobulated and are reaching out for help.
“SilverCloud is enormously proud to be increasing our digital psychological well being and wellbeing providing to Ireland with the HSE. We have seen the advantages to well being programs all around the world when GPs have a solution to supply on-time and on-demand psychological well being and wellbeing interventions to assist individuals reasonably than referring individuals to lengthy ready lists for overburdened providers.
“In a time when GPs and other health and mental health services are under pressure in their communities due to Covid, we need to support them and their patients in any way we can.”