Free COVID resources for NHS staff

Free Covid Resources for NHS Staff

NHS England and NHS Improvement have worked closely with app providers Unwind and Headspace to waive costs for the NHS workforce who are dealing with the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can get more information on the NHS Employers website.


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, fulfillment, and nutrition.

The team at Unmind is offering free access to NHS staff until the end of December 2020, which is active now.

How NHS staff can get access:

  • Go to
  • Sign up with your NHS email address
  • Download the Unmind app from your app store – your organisation name is NHS.

If you do not see your NHS email domain or have another support query, please visit the FAQs and support for more information.


Beat COVID is a wellbeing strategy designed to prepare healthcare workers by protecting their wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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 to all NHS staff with an NHS email address is available until 31 December 2020 and is active now.

How NHS staff can get access:

  • Go to for NHS staff to access, with the option to select clinical or non-clinical staff to start enrolling.
  • You will need to use your NHS email address to sign up.

Access the FAQs and support for more information.

Sleepio and Daylight – developed by Big Health

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.

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.

How to access Sleepio:

  • Click on the following link on your laptop or desktop computer:
  • Sign up for an account using your name and email address.
  • Click ‘Personalise Sleepio’.
  • Get started.

How to can access Daylight:

  • Click on the following link:
  • Answer a few short questions to tailor the programme to you.
  • Sign up for an account using your name and email address.
  • Download the Daylight smartphone app (search ‘Daylight – Worry Less’ on both iPhone and Android).
  • Get started.

For technical support, you can send an email to or

Shiny Mind

Interactive resource to improve mindset and resilience. You can find out more on their website.

The Shiny mind app is Free for all healthcare staff in Nottinghamshire. To gain free access to the app sign up via GPTeamNet and complete the survey to opt-in to the App which will then generate a username and password for you.

Other Offers for NHS Workers

You can view the list of other offers for NHS Staff during the Covid-19 crisis through the NHS England website:

Doctors Common Room

Doctors Common Room is a positive place to come together, to connect and to establish a safe, containing space in which to think and reflect. It is run on Zoom twice a day for 75 mins in total and hosted by experienced practitioner health clinicians. People can join the group when they wish and there is no expectation that people will attend every group. It’s designed to be a place people can come to if and when they can. You can book your place via the Practictioner’s Health website.

Resources for Yoga and Exercise

We have a wealth of free yoga and exercise videos below, that you can use to kick start your physical wellbeing journey.


COVID Calm offers free bite-size stress management resources for health care professionals that can be used to help you better manage stress.

Mindfulness Practices from Calm

Calm has produced a number of free mindfulness resources that you can practice in your spare time to help you manage with stress.

Sleep Resources for NHS

Struggling with your sleep? Below are some useful resources that you can access to help you sleep better and/or manage any sleep disorders you may have.


HealthFlix is a series of free online classes from international leaders in health, wellbeing, psychology and lifestyle, designed to help us cope in this time of global crisis and beyond.

Body & Soul

Body & Soul is a free confidential support service over the phone at a time that works for you. A qualified therapist will call you back and provide a space for you to express your feelings, fears, or simply a chance for you to offload.