Mental Health Portal
NHS staff have been given free access to a number of wellbeing apps from now until the end of December 2020 to support their mental health and wellbeing.
Headspace is a science-backed app in mindfulness and meditation, providing unique tools and resources to help reduce stress, build resilience, and aid better sleep.
Free access to all NHS staff with an NHS email address is available until 31 December 2020 and is active now.
Go to www.headspace.com/nhs for access, with the option to select clinical or non-clinical staff to start enrolling. You will need to use your NHS email address to sign up.
Unmind is a mental health platform that empowers staff to proactively improve their mental wellbeing. Using scientifically-backed assessments, tools and training you can measure and manage your personal mental health needs, including digital programmes designed to help with stress, sleep, coping, connection, fulfillment and nutrition.
The team at Unmind are offering free access to NHS staff until the end of December 2020, which is active now.
Go to nhs.unmind.com/signup and sign up with your NHS email address, or download the Unmind app from your appstore - your organisation name is NHS.
Sleepio and Daylight (developed by Big Health)
Sleepio is a clinically-evidenced sleep improvement programme that is fully automated and highly personalised, using cognitive behavioural techniques to help improve poor sleep. Daylight is a smartphone-based app that provides help to people experiencing symptoms of worry and anxiety, using evidence-based cognitive behavioural techniques, voice, and animation.
Free access to both Sleepio and Daylight is active now until 31 December 2020.
To access Sleepio go to sleepio.com/nhs-staff and sign up for an account using your name and email address.
To access Daylight go to trydaylight.com/nhs-staff and sign up for an account using your name and email address.
For support with any of these application pleases contact a member of the HR Team on [email protected]
You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include having to stay at home and avoid other people.
This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.
Information via the link below is to help you cope if:
- you're feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus.
- you're staying at home and avoiding public places, following Government advice that we should stay at home as much as possible.
- you are self-isolating because you, or someone you live with, has symptoms of coronavirus. Self-isolating means that you stay home and keep away from other people.
- Practical advice for staying at home.
- Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing.
- Support for work, benefits and housing.
- Checklist for staying at home.
Created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS. It has also been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
We all go through ups and downs in life, and experience life changes that can affect our mental health.
Every Mind Matters gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting our mood or sleeping better. It will help you spot the signs of common mental health conditions, get personalised practical self-care tips and information on further support. You'll also learn about what you can do to help others.
It only takes a minute to get started with a short free quiz to create Your Mind Plan with personalised tips and advice.