Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences Rolls Out Clinically-Validated Digital Mental Health Programs with SilverCloud Health

May 15, 2019
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Healthcare Organization Believes Providing Evidence-Based Treatments to Their Patients is Paramount to the Delivery of Clinical Services

SilverCloud Health, the global leader in digital therapeutics for mental, emotional, and behavioral health, announced today that Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences has rolled out digital mental health programs for anxiety and depression. Ontario Shores will offer patients SilverCloud Health’s evidence-based digital mental health programs as an outpatient treatment option for individuals with mild to moderate anxiety and mood disorders. The treatment option will be available to the adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations.

Ontario Shores is a leader in providing exemplary mental health care using innovative methods to meet the needs of those struggling with mental illness. SilverCloud Health was designed to address the demands of the mental and behavioral healthcare market, offering a comprehensive library of 30+ customizable, evidenced-based, clinically-validated, online programs that address a broad spectrum of conditions such as stress, depression, and anxiety, from mild to high severity. Through this partnership, the two organizations demonstrate a commitment to providing access to high-quality mental health care resources.

As a public teaching hospital, Ontario Shores provides a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Adding electronic CBT (eCBT) through SilverCloud Health is part of Ontario Shores’ strategic development of a stepped care model, allowing the institution to expand the breadth and reach of services for its patients.

“Today’s resource demands on the mental health system are massive, which is why Ontario Shores is always seeking opportunities to leverage digital solutions to augment our in-person services and extend our hospital’s treatment capabilities,” said Karim Mamdani, president and CEO of Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

“SilverCloud Health enables our organization to deliver the highest standards of eCBT through a safe and evidence-based approach where successful outcomes are achieved using best clinical practices and the latest advances in research.”

When implementing SilverCloud Health as an eCBT partner, Ontario Shores used a strategically planned change-management approach, consulting stakeholders from executive management, clinical and administrative management, and providers. The process included a rigorous privacy and security audit, a thorough review of clinician workflows, the integration of SilverCloud Health into Ontario Shores risk management process and the adaptation of SilverCloud’s clinical best practices into the hospital’s workflows and goals.

“Ontario Shores is renowned for taking a forward-thinking approach to leveraging technology tools to enhance access to services for those struggling with mental health issues,” said Ken Cahill, CEO of SilverCloud Health. “We are thrilled to enter a strategic collaboration with the hospital, increasing treatment opportunities by bringing SilverCloud Health’s clinically-validated anxiety and depression programs to their patient population when and where care is needed most.”

About Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a leader in mental health care, providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services for people living with complex mental illness. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care, built on compassion, inspiration and hope. Ontario Shores engages in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system.

Contact Ontario Shores
Darryl Mathers
Communications Officer
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
905-430-4055 ext. 6583
905-435-8623
mathersd@ontarioshores.ca

About SilverCloud Health  
SilverCloud Health is the world’s leading digital mental health company, enabling healthcare organizations to deliver clinically validated digital therapeutic care that improves outcomes, increases access and scale while reducing costs. The company’s multi-award-winning digital mental health platform is a result of over 16 years of clinical research with leading academic institutions. Today, SilverCloud is being used by over 240 organizations globally to meet their populations’ mental health needs. Global experts have deeply validated the platform through full randomized control trials as well as real-world data from over 250,000 SilverCloud end users. The platform continues to lead the industry with its effectiveness, engagement, and range of clinical programs that encompass the spectrum of mental health needs.

Contact SilverCloud Health
SVM Public Relations
Jessy Green
401-490-9700
silvercloud@svmpr.com