Mental Health Resources

Resources to support the mental health needs of our employees can be accessed on this page.


SilverCloud is an online, anonymous, self-guided, interactive resource that provides UW System students, faculty, and staff with no-cost, confidential help with mental health well-being and stress management. It is a time-flexible option available 24 hours a day that may be effective for employees who experience mild to moderate symptoms. Each module lasts an average of 40 minutes and automatically saves progress, so the modules can be completed at your convenience.

SilverCloud is not designed to replace in-person mental health treatment for complex issues but may be an effective option for employees with mild to moderate symptoms. The purpose of SilverCloud is to:

  • Help manage day-to-day stresses and anxiety
  • Improve resilience
  • Teach skills to understand thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety

You do not need a referral from a mental health or medical professional to use this free online program.

For more information and/or to sign up:

  • All UW System employees
  • UW-Madison employees
  • Download the SilverCloud Toolkit mobile app from your mobile device (in the app, for the “other services – educational, etc” dropdown, select UW-Statewide or UW-Madison)

The Employee Assistant Program (EAP) is a resource that is also available to employees. The main difference between SilverCloud and the EAP is that SilverCloud is self-guided whereas the EAP allows you to speak with a counselor for help on a much broader range of services (e.g. work/life balance, will preparation, financial concerns, etc).

Additional Information

Below are a few brief flyers with facts and information on mental illness from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

Updated: 11/05/2020