As part of the Somerset ICS Enhanced Occupational Health and Wellbeing Pilot, FREE ACCESS to the SHINY MIND app is offered to ALL Health and Care personnel across Somerset including: Primary and Secondary Care, Care Homes and Care Facilities, Pharmacies, Social Care, and all Voluntary Care Sectors, for both Frontline and Back Office Support staff.

Where other apps are for general population users, Shiny Mind is a Resilience and Wellbeing App designed specifically for Health and Care staff, where the very nature of the job can expose the staff to daily stress and pressure.

The app encompasses the Mindset programme: “Resilience; Your Mindset; Your Choice” which includes over 100 interactive psychotherapeutic exercises, all backed by research, WHOLE PERSON focused, and  which are grounded in a variety of models of behavioural change. Included are 11 Masterclasses which can be accessed time and again, as needed, as well as breathing exercises, meditation techniques and a variety of other tools.

The app tailors itself to the individual user, using their preferred language and style and providing a confidential, personal and safe environment. There is no internal or external sharing of data or information and all GDPR regulations are strictly adhered to. The user can, however, build their app community from friends and colleagues across the app, and send messages, positivity posts or Shout Outs to encourage or share with others within the app.

The app will also give users a daily Inspire Me notification to lift your mood and twice weekly positivity nudges. There is also a 24/7 SOS button to get instant help for those who may be feeling overwhelmed.

The research from over 2,500 users currently using the app shows the following:

  • 99% of people felt that it had a positive impact on them
  • 97% said it improved their resilience
  • 96% said it helped them to cope and manage stress better
  • 99% of people would recommend it to their colleagues

To sign up for your FREE ACCESS, just complete your details via the following link:

https://shinymind.co.uk/wellbeing-app/somerset-ics/.

 For more information or any queries, please contact Stuart Hicks at stuart.hicks1@nhs.net

The Somerset ICS Enhanced Occupational Health and Wellbeing Project has secured funding to introduce training for TWO new systems to raise awareness and ensure ALL Health and Care Staff and Volunteers across Somerset, including Primary and Secondary care, Social Care, Council, Trusts and others are heard and supported in their Mental Health needs at work.

Where before, mental health issues impacting performance might have been seen in a negative light, REACTMH® enables Managers/Supervisors to identify and engage in meaningful wellbeing conversations, using “active listening” techniques, to identify and support colleagues struggling with pressures that are impacting their daily mental health.

If you would like further information or to book onto the REACTMH 90 course please contact Heidi Moule at somccg.icsworkforceteam@nhs.net. To see available dates and times please click here

To ensure that REACTMH gains the greatest reach, the Somerset ICS Enhanced occupational Health and Wellbeing Pilot are implementing the TRAIN THE TRAINER course alongside REACTMH, to train Healthcare Managers across the system. This Two and a half hour course will provide Managers with the knowledge and skills to train other managers within their organisation in the REACTMH techniques, to ensure this program reaches all organisations and departments.

If you are interested in becoming a REACTMH Trainer for your organisation, please contact Stuart Hicks at stuart.hicks1@nhs.net