SilverCloud - Space from Stress

The University of Liverpool has partnered with SilverCloud Health to offer a free online self-help module for any student or member of staff. Space from Stress is a proactive and practical self-help programme that provides you with the tools and techniques to manage stress and bring balance into your life.

Programme content is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The key concept of CBT is that you can identify and change your thought patterns that have a negative influence on your behaviour, helping you to change how you are feeling, for the better.

Self-paced, easy to use

Complete 7 engaging content modules at your own pace and time, at home, on campus, at work or remotely. The 7 modules provide skills and tools for:

  • Stress management
  • Work-life balance
  • Problem solving/goal setting
  • Communication and relationships
  • Helpful thinking
  • Self-esteem
  • Resilience

The modules are accessible 24/7 on multiple devices: computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Engaging, stimulating content

The course is delivered through a variety of engaging technological tools and applications, including quizzes; noticeboards; journals; videos and mindfulness audio exercises.

To take the Space from Stress online programme, sign up here.


This is a self-help resource produced by SilverCloud. Neither your responses to, nor your progress within, any of the modules within this programme are monitored by the Counselling Service or the University. If you are in distress, you need to access one of the following services:

If you or anyone else is in immediate danger of harm, please call the Police or Ambulance Service on 999.

Accident & Emergency department at your local hospital (emergencies only). You can use the NHS Choices website (enter your postcode) to find your nearest hospital with an A&E. If you are in Liverpool, go to A&E at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and ask to speak to a member of the Hospital Mental Health Liaison Team.

Do you need medical or mental health help now?

If you do then it is crucial that you contact the right person and that is most likely to be your GP. They will know where to get you the specialist help you need.

If your GP surgery is closed, their answerphone will direct you to the right place or you can call NHS 111. Use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it is not a life threatening situation.

Need to talk?

If you want to talk to someone about how you feel, what you're experiencing or how to deal with someone else's behaviour, you can contact the following:

The Samaritans - offer a 24-hour helpline on 116 123.

Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.