Free access to wellbeing apps for all NHS staff

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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.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have worked with the following app providers to waive costs for the NHS workforce who are dealing with the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Unmind

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. 
 
How NHS staff can get access:

  • Go to nhs.unmind.com/signup
  • Sign up with your NHS email address
  • Download the Unmind app from your appstore - your organisation name is NHS. 

If you do not see your NHS email domain or have another support query, please visit the FAQs and support for more information.

Headspace

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. 

How NHS staff can get access:

  • Go to https://www.headspace.com/nhs for NHS staff to 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.

Access the FAQs and support for more information.

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. This includes staff working in the NHS who do not currently have an NHS email address, such as medical students and former staff returning to the workforce.

How to access Sleepio:
  • Click on the following link on your laptop or desktop computer: http://sleepio.com/nhs-staff
  • Sign up for an account using your name and email address.
  • Click ‘Personalise Sleepio’.
  • Get started.

How to can access Daylight:

  • Click on the following link: http://trydaylight.com/nhs-staff
  • Answer a few short questions to tailor the programme to you.
  • Sign up for an account using your name and email address.
  • Download the Daylight smartphone app (search ‘Daylight - Worry Less’ on both iPhone and Android).
  • Get started.

For technical support please contact:

hello@sleepio.com 

hello@trydaylight.com 

Additional apps and support will be available over the next few weeks. 

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