Wellbeing Support for Professionals

Supporting key workers is now more important than ever.  Below you will find resources, offers and toolkits that may help yourself and your staff during this time.

  • Mental Wellbeing
    • 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.
    • 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 is available to all NHS staff with an NHS email address until 31 December 2020 and is active now. 
    • The team at Unmind are offering free access to NHS staff until the end of December 2020, which is active now. unmind.com/signup. Sign up with your NHS email address. Download the Unmind app from your appstore - your organisation name is NHS.
    • Sleepio and Daylight (developed by Big Health) http://sleepio.com/nhs-staff
      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. http://trydaylight.com/nhs-staff

      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.
    • Every Mind Matters is here to help you manage and maintain your mental health.
    • Coronavirus and your wellbeingfor supporting yourself and your colleagues.
    • Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has created a free e-learning package in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) which is available to all.  It includes programmes on mindfulness and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Physical Wellbeing

    Keeping physically active is important for not only physical health but for mental wellbeing.

    • The One You website highlights the importance about health and encourages you to make changes to manage and maintain mental health. You can take online quizzes to:
      • see what your heart age is and how to improve
      • calculate your BMI
      • discover simple steps to being more healthy
    • PE with Joe - Daily exercise videos with Bodycoach Joe Wicks. You can find it on youtube
    • Uplifting Body-Confidence Home Workouts-  Five fitness instructors who put body-confidence and feeling good first
  • Financial Wellbeing
  • Carers

    Carers UK supports carers through expert advice, information and support. Read the charity's advice on:

  • NHS Employees


    Article on adjusting to working from home: 17 ways to practise self care when working from home


    NHS Staff National Support Line

    Nationally, a new NHS staff wellbeing support helpline went live this weekend at 0300 131 7000, available from 7.00 am – 11.00 pm seven days a week, providing confidential listening from trained professionals and specialist advice, including coaching, bereavement care, mental health and financial help. A 24/7 text alternative to the above helpline can be accessed by simply texting FRONTLINE to 85258.

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