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Update on free mental health apps for NHS staff

Information about the mental health apps NHS staff can access for free.

12 March 2021

Since March 2020, NHS staff have been able to access a range of mental health apps to support them through the pandemic.

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) has announced that free access to some of the apps is coming to an end.

The expiration dates for the wellbeing apps is as follows;

  • Headspace- free offer to NHS staff continuing until 31 December 2021
  • Unmind- free offer to NHS staff continuing until 30 June 2021
  • Daylight- free offer to NHS staff expires 31 March 2021 (New users will have until 31 March 2021 to sign up. All NHS accounts will remain active for 12 months from sign up (for example staff who signed up in February 2021 will have access until February 2022)
  • Sleepio- free offer to NHS staff expires 31 March 2021 (New users will have until 31 March 2021 to sign up. All NHS accounts will remain active for 12 months from sign up (for example staff who signed up in February 2021 will have access until February 2022)
  • Liberate- free offer to NHS staff expires 30 June 2021
  • Movement for Modern Life- free offer to NHS staff expires 30 September 2021

For more information please take a look at NHSEI wellbeing apps web page.

NHSEI is continuing to support NHS staff by moving into a longer-term, preventative health and wellbeing model by working with regional leads to explore how the wellbeing of staff can be supported.

NHS staff can still access the following health and wellbeing resources for free: