NCI students have access to SilverCloud, a virtual platform designed to help you take control of your mental wellbeing.

Academic Support Officer working with student Manage the pressures of student life with SilverCloud.


On-Demand Mental Health Supports

As a student of National College of Ireland, you have free access to SilverCloud's Digital Mental Wellbeing Platform. SilverCloud provides personalised mental health programmes to help you cope with issues you may be facing such as depression, anxiety and exam stress.

The tools are clinically-proven and specifically focused on student mental health issues with a massive 80% of SilverCloud users showing an improvement in depression and anxiety symptoms. 

Here are 3 reasons to start using SilverCloud:

  • Fully accessible 24/7
  • Easy-to-use across devices
  • Completely free for NCI students

Programmes Available

The SilverCloud programmes are designed to help you improve and maintain your wellbeing by addressing underlying issues that can have a negative impact on how you would like to live your life.

You can sign up for any of the below programmes when you join SilverCloud:

  • Stress
  • Resilience 
  • Positive Body Image
  • Depression
  • Sleep
  • Alcohol
  • Anxiety
  • Money Worries
  • COVID-19

If you're unsure which programme suits you best, complete the Wellbeing Quiz which will guide you towards your next steps.


It's important to note that everything you do on SilverCloud will be completely confidential and will not be accessible to any member of NCI staff. SilverCloud take your privacy and security very seriously. 

To give you the best experience using the platform, elements of your information need to be stored and processed. This includes personal details, information about your mental health and usage data. They do this to make the platform work and to better understand how it is being used to continually upgrade and improve the service provided.

Read the Privacy Notice for further details.

Additional Supports

SilverCloud is not an emergency service. 

You can find a number of additional mental health support services such as Aware and Pieta House on our resources page. Students can also arrange an appointment with our Student Counselling and Wellness Service or contact the 50808 textline.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and require urgent help, contact the emergency services by dialling 999 or go to the emergency department of your local general hospital.

Join SilverCloud
Get started by signing up to this platform which is completely free for NCI students. Try the Wellbeing Quiz to understand where to begin.