Free wellbeing apps

NHS staff have been given free access to a number of wellbeing apps to support with their mental health and wellbeing. We've listed a select few below:

Click each link below for more information, including how to access support. Find further details on the NHS England website.

Bright Sky
Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know. The app is also available to use in Polish, Punjabi and Urdu.

Bright Sky

City Parents
The Cityparents programme consists of a curated collection of positive and practical support for working parents, delivered through expert-led webinars/seminars, advice, peer insights, online articles, blogs and podcast. Their aim is to help working parents and those with caring responsibilities develop skills, enhance family life, improve wellbeing and support work / life balance.
Cityparents

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.
Headspace

Liberate Meditation
Liberate Meditation is a meditation app that 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. Led by experienced teachers that identify as POC/BAME on topics such as sleep, mindfulness, grief, and anxiety.

Liberate Meditation

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.

Sleepio

#StayAlive
The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

#StayAlive

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, fulfilment and nutrition. If you are an NHS staff member, you can access Unmind for free here.
Unmind

Couch to 5k

A running programme for absolute beginners. Couch to 5K has now helped more than four million people start running. Couch to 5K can be completed in as little as nine weeks, or longer if you want to go at your own pace.

Download Couch to 5K in Apple Store or Google Play

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