NHS staff have been given free access to a number of wellbeing apps to support with their mental health and wellbeing.
Click each link below for more information, including how to access support and when this free offer expires.

Bright SkyBright 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.

How to access Bright Sky:
See details and advice about using the app in your app store:

Bright Sky in Apple Store
Bright Sky in Google Play

City Parents
City Parents has offered their online programme of support and resources to NHS employees without charge until 30 June 2021 if they use their work email address to register.

The programme gives practical support for working parents, delivered through expert-led webinars/seminars, advice, peer insights, online articles, blogs and podcasts. Their aim is to help working parents and those with caring responsibilities develop skills, enhance family life, improve wellbeing and support work / life balance.

How to access City Parents:
To register, click here
Complete your registration using your work email address.


Headspace is a mindfulness and meditation app providing tools to build resilience, reduce stress and aid better sleep. They are offering free access to all NHS staff with an NHS email address until 31 December 2021.

How to access Headspace:
Download the app from the Google Play store or the Apple Store and register with your NHS email address.


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.

How to access Liberate:
Download the Liberate app on from your app store
Create an account using your NHS email address

Movement for Modern Life

Movement for Modern Life is a yoga platform that brings together yoga exercises, movement and mindfulness.
NHS staff are being offered free access to a range of resources until 30 September 2021.
Resources include breathwork sessions, stress reduction classes which can be done at a time convenient to you, in your home or in the workplace, a selection of energising morning classes and evening classes that aim to help you wind down or recharge.

How to access Movement for Modern Life:
Register, click here
Sign up with your NHS email address


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

How to access Sleepio:
access Sleepio now
Answer a few short questions to tailor the programme to you
Sign up for an account using your name and email address
Click ‘Personalise Sleepio


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.

The app includes:

A safety plan with customisable reasons for living
A LifeBox where you can store photos and memories that are important to you
Strategies for staying safe and tips on how to stay grounded when you’re feeling overwhelmed
Guided-breathing exercises and an interactive Wellness Plan
The app also links you directly to local and national crisis resources, with space to add in your own as well.

How to access Stay Alive:
You can download the app here from the Apple Store or Google Play or follow this link Stay Alive


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.

They have now extended their free offer and are offering free access to NHS staff until the 30 June 2021.

How to access Unmind:
Download the Unmind app from your app store
Sign up with your NHS email address
Your organisation name is ‘NHS’ – if you do not see your NHS email domain please contact support@unmind.com and include your email domain.


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. Free access has now been extended until 30 June 2021.

How to access Daylight:
Download the Daylight app from your app store (search: Daylight - Worry less)
Answer a few short questions to tailor the programme to you
Sign up for an account using your name and email address

Feeling Good

Relax your body and mind with a series of audio tracks designed to help you build confidence, energy and a positive mindset. To get you going, the app offers 4 free audio tracks combining soothing music with gentle coaching. The main offering is the 12-track Positive Mental Training audio programme, which is available as an in-app purchase.

How to access Feeling Good:
Download the Feeling Good app on App Store and Google Play


Create a 12-week exercise plan based on health information entered by the user. It then sets the duration and intensity of the exercise based on this information. This helps improve your overall health, but can also be used to manage a number of long-term health conditions and help those at risk of developing them become more active.

How to access Feeling Good:
Download EXi in Apple Store or Google Play

Active 10

Record every minute of walking you do (anonymously). Just pop your phone in your pocket and away you go! Did you know walking briskly, even for 1 minute, counts as exercise? What are you waiting for - take your first steps today!

Download Active 10 in Apple Store or Google Play

Couch to 5K

A running programme for absolute beginners. Couch to 5K has now helped more than 4 million people start running. Couch to 5K can be completed in as little as 9 weeks, or longer if you want to go at your own pace.

Download Couch to 5K in Apple Store or Google Play


Access to 700+ classes (including HIIT, strength training, combat cardio, yoga, pilates and breathwork) and over 20 personalised training plans. There are classes and plans for every fitness level and goal. Connect with our Fiit Tracker, Apple Watch or one of 25 compatible trackers to see your stats live on screen, track your progress and compete in live leaderboard classes (proven to push you 22% harder!)

The first three months is free for all NHS workers.

Download FiiT in Apple Store or Google Play
Was this article helpful?
Thank you!