Mental health and wellbeing repository

COVID-19 is having an impact on the mental health and wellbeing of many frontline health care staff. If you need support, we would like to share with you here just some of the help and resources that we are aware of that are available to you right now. Do contact the organisations directly for more information.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Apps

C3 Collaborating for Health | NURSING YOU app (c3health.org)

The NURSING YOU programme  includes a free health & wellbeing app exclusively for nurses. The app helps nurses care for themselves so they can keep doing what they do best – caring for others. 

Daylight – Our NHS People

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.

Headspace – Our NHS People

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

Liberate meditation – Our NHS People

Liberate Meditation offers culturally sensitive and diverse meditations and talks that have been curated for the BAME community. The app aims to help reduce anxiety, alleviate stress and promote rest

Movement for Modern Life – Our NHS People

Online Yoga to promote good mental health and wellbeing

Unmind – Our NHS People

A mental health platform that empowers staff to proactively improve their mental wellbeing

Hubs

Intensive Care Society - Wellbeing Home (ics.ac.uk)

Wellbeing hub for critical care practitioners with links to psychological support; peer support; staff wellbeing resources

Practitioner Help NHS

A hub of information and support for health care staff including wellbeing support helpline, and top tips in caring for yourself

National Wellbeing Hub for people working in health and social care in Scotland

A resource based on the principles of psychological first aid 

Northern Ireland Public Health Agency

A signposting resource for the best health and wellbeing resources and ideas

Supporting Mental And Emotional Wellbeing | Nurse Lifeline

A nurse-led charity nurses offering peer-led, non-judgemental support services and signposting, nurses, midwives and health care support workers across the UK may develop tools to improve their personal wellbeing and resilience

RCN - Mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 

A page with links  and details of where nurses and midwives can access help and support with mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19. You can also find some mindfulness resources here Time and space | Royal College of Nursing (rcn.org.uk)

Well-being centre | Nursing Standard (rcni.com)

Wellbeing centre – a space where nurses can pick-up tips and techniques for self-care during challenging times 

Support Lines

Free and confidential service for frontline workers - Frontline19

A free independent, confidential and UK  based nationwide service delivering psychological support to people working on the frontline

Health for health professionals in Wales Cartref | hhpwales

A free, confidential service now available to all Health Professionals and Healthcare Students working in NHS Wales 

#Caring4NHSPeople & #ProjectM Wellbeing Virtual Sessions – NHS Horizons (horizonsnhs.com)

Monthly (2nd Wednesday) virtual wellbeing sessions  from NHS England and Improvement 

Getting Help | Laura Hyde Foundation

Laura Hyde Foundation - Self-help and a clinically supervised and fit for purpose wellbeing service for the NHS

Mental health and bereavement support for healthcare workers - Our Frontline (mentalhealthatwork.org.uk)

Provides round-the-clock one-to-one support, by call or text, from trained volunteers, plus resources, tips and ideas from frontline key workers to care for their own mental health

Talk To Us – The Queen's Nursing Institute (qni.org.uk)

TalkToUS offers emotional support by phone to registered nurses working in the community 

Project 5 Onboarding

An online booking system which gives NHS staff access to free one-to-one support from a team of volunteer coaches and mental health practitioners. Whether this is self-help resources, 2 x coaching sessions or 3 x wellbeing sessions

About - Student Minds

Student-led peer support interventions

Toolkits

Psychological Wellbeing for Health and Care Workers (nottingham.ac.uk)

Health and wellbeing toolkit developed by the University of Nottingham

Sleepio

Sleepio is a clinically evidenced sleep improvement programme that is fully automated and highly personalised, using cognitive behavioural techniques to help improve poor sleep

Team Time | Point of Care Foundation

Team Time, a 45 minute online reflective practice for a group of people with a common cause to share experiences of working in health and social care focusing on emotional and social response to work. Note have to be trained in Schwartz Rounds to participate 

Training 

Future learn and Public Health England: COVID-19: Psychological First Aid Training Course

Free online psychological first aid training to help people with different needs to cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19

Institute of Health Visitors

Workshop on developing emotional wellbeing

National centre for mental health Supporting-people-who-have-experienced-traumatic-events.pdf

Guide on supporting people who have experienced traumatic events

SilverCloud course - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Free online course for healthcare staff to help with mental health and wellbeing