SHOUT – Practitioner Health
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Text 85258 available 24/7
A free wellbeing support helpline operated by the Samaritans and available from 7.00am – 11.00pm seven days a week, providing confidential listening from trained professionals.
Helpline 0800 069 6222
A 24/7 text alternative to the above helpline – NHS staff can simply text FRONTLINE to 85258.
Stay Alive App
NHS and social care staff have free access to the Stay Alive app which aims to provide help to people with existing mental health concerns, suicidal thoughts, and those struggling in self-isolation. It provides information to help colleagues stay safe, including advice for people concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
Available for free through the App Store and Google Play, the app is fully functional for offline use once downloaded. Users also have the option to create a profile to synchronise their data for use with the online version.
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.
https://www.headspace.com/nhs Individuals with registered NHS email addresses (nhs.net, nhs.uk, nhsemployers.org, hscni.net, scot.nhs.uk, doctors.org.uk, and uk.issworld.com) can qualify for this benefit. FAQs and support for more information.
Every Mind Matters
There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more, and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing, so discover what works for you.
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, fulfilment and nutrition.
nhs.unmind.com/signup Sign up with your NHS email address, download the Unmind app from your app store – your organisation name is NHS
Sleepio is a clinically evidenced sleep improvement programme that is fully automated and highly personalised, using cognitive behavioural techniques to help improve poor sleep.
http://sleepio.com/nhs-staff Sign up for an account using your name and email address. Click ‘Personalise Sleepio’ to get started.
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.
http://trydaylight.com/nhs-staff Sign up for an account using your name and email address.
How are you feeling NHS?
How are you feeling NHS? toolkit is an easy-to-use resource that was developed with NHS staff to encourage conversation in the workplace and enable us to talk openly and regularly about emotional health.
The charity Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Mind’s Urgent help tool provides activities and resources to help you understand and manage your situation.
NHS – How to be happier
Try our 6 tips to help you be happier, more in control, and able to cope better with life’s ups and downs.
Thrive uses games to track your mood and teach you methods to take control of stress and anxiety. Learn relaxation techniques like meditation and deep breathing to help you cope better with stressful situations and manage negative thoughts.
The WorryTree app aims to help you take control of worry wherever you are. You can use the app to record whatever you feel worried about. It uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help you notice and challenge your worries. It can also help you create an action plan for managing worry.
The app can be downloaded free from the App Store, Google Play, or the developer’s website.
Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing with Chill Panda. The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.
Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the Cove app. Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger. You can store your music in a personal journal or send them to someone and let the music do the talking. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store.
Marbles – Lost and Found Info Hub
It’s OK not to be OK. Information hub and directory – ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism, Hoarding, LGBTQ+, Veterans and more.