Introducing ShinyMind for Nurses, Midwives & Healthcare Support Workers

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I already use ShinyMind, will I automatically get access to the Nursing LifePacks?

To benefit from the new Nursing LifePacks you will need to register as a Nurse, Midwife, Nursing Associate or HCSW by clicking here.

I’m having problems registering for the nursing version, what should I do?

If you are having problems registering for the nursing version of ShinyMind, all you need to do is register here and we will get you up and running as soon as possible.

I am a doctor/paramedic within NHS England, can I access ShinyMind?

ShinyMind is currently working with NHS England and Improvement as part of our secondment to co-create a doctor/medical practitioners’ version and will roll this out in the future. Please contact if you would like to help take part in the co-design work.

I am a nurse outside of NHS England, can I still access ShinyMind?

ShinyMind is currently working with NHS Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to roll-out to the nursing family within these areas in the future.

The Nursing Version of ShinyMind is now live

We’ve officially launched and gifted the nursing version of ShinyMind to all NHS nurses, midwives, nursing associates and healthcare support workers in England!

Thank you to the thousands of nurses, midwives, nursing associates and healthcare support workers who joined our online launch event ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup’, hosted by Professor Gemma Stacey, CEO and Director of Florence Nightingale Foundation Policy Unit.

Gemma was also joined by our nurse Q&A panel with Professor Steve Hams MBE MStJ, Chief Nurse at North Bristol NHS Trust, Martin Hogan, Senior Education and Workforce Development Nurse of South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust, Marsha Jones, Deputy Chief Nurse at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Janet Thornley, Strategic GPN Lead for the BLMK ICB.

Karen Storey, seconded from NHS England and Improvement as our Nursing and Retention Lead, invited nurses from across the country that have been helping us with the development of the nursing version, and who wanted show their support, to share with us how they use ShinyMind to keep their cups full.

Rebecca Howard, CEO and Founder of ShinyMind, also delivered an interactive self-compassion session and our special guest Michael Rosen recited live his new poem for nurses.

Watch ‘You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup’ Launch Event

Help us spread the word

Download our awareness pack to help us promote the nursing version of ShinyMind through social media and through your organisations. Thank you once again for everything you are doing to help ShinyMind so we can support our valuable Nursing workforce.

Building a nursing version of ShinyMind

Eminent members of the profession from academia and practice make up our Nursing Advisory Board, and have joined forces with ShinyMind as champions and ambassadors to combat burnout in nursing, as well as to tackle current retention and recruitment issues. 

Alongside this, we are receiving senior secondment support from Karen Storey, NHS England and Improvement, as our Nursing Retention and Liaison Lead, which has enabled us to further develop digital resources to further support nurses with their health and wellbeing.

With this secondment support and that of the Nursing Advisory Board, key nurse leaders, nurses, midwives, health support workers across the country and the help of the Florence Nightingale Foundation, Foundation of Nursing Studies and Cavell Nurses’ Trust, we are now proud to launch a nursing version of ShinyMind to over 500,000 of the country’s nurses, midwives and health care support workers.

We have built continuous research into our nursing work, with a national piece of research launched to understand where nurses are now, how ShinyMind helps and what resources they need to help them shine. 

Meet the Nursing Advisory Board

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Dr Joan Myers OBE, QN

has over 35 years’ experience in nursing as a strategic nurse leader, consultant and educator in community children’s nursing services across London. Joan is a multi-award winning nurse and has received an OBE for services to children and nursing in the Queens Birthday honours’ list in 2013. She is a Queen’s Nurse and has a honorary doctorate from Middlesex University. Joan was voted one of the top 50 most influential BME figures in the NHS by the HSJ in 2020 and 2021.

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Robin Shohet

is the Founder of the Centre for Supervision and Team Development, a leading training organisation which draws on learning from psychology, psychotherapy, group dynamics, inter-subjectivity, appreciative enquiry and systems thinking.

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Prof. Steve Hams MBE

is the Chief Nursing Officer North Bristol NHS Trust, visiting professor at Worcester University and is a Florence Nightingale Foundation scholar. Steve has been a registered nurse for more than 25 years, having initially specialised in coronary care, and has held roles in the NHS, voluntary sector and higher education.

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Marsha Jones

is the Director of Nursing and Safeguarding at North East London ICB. She was also the Director of Quality/Clinical Lead for PSIRF Implementation at South West London ICS and Deputy Chief Nurse at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals. Additionally, Marsha is a trained secondary school science teacher, registered nurse, and practising midwife, with over 20 years of experience in the NHS across acute, maternity, community, commissioning, and national roles. She is a founder member of the Caribbean Nurses and Midwives Association (CNMA) UK and a Senior Leader at the Society of African and Caribbean Midwives (SoAC).

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Pippa Gough

has a background in nursing, midwifery and health visiting and was Director of Policy Unit for the Royal College of Nursing. She is currently a trustee and vice chair of the NSPCC and independent member of the People Committee at the Alzheimer’s Society, as well as an executive coach working in leadership and organisational development.

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Janet Thornley

is the Strategic GPN Lead for Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes ICS with over 39 years of nursing experience. She is also a faculty member of NAPC.

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Joanne Bosanquet MBE

formerly Deputy Chief Nurse for PH England, Joanne was appointed CEO of the Foundation of Nursing Studies in 2019. She was awarded an MBE for services to nursing & healthcare June 2013, an honorary Doctorate from the University of Greenwich, Fellowship of the Queen’s Nursing Institute and a Visiting Professorship at the University of Surrey in 2017. In October 2021, she was awarded an Associate role at the King’s Fund & Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing in June 2022.

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Prof. Brian Dolan OBE

is the Director and Co-Founder of the development consultancy Health Service 360. He is also a Visiting Professor of Nursing at the Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Research and Honorary Professor of Leadership in Healthcare at the University of Salford.

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Rebecca Howard

Psychotherapist, CEO and Founder of ShinyMind

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Karen Storey

is a Queen’s Nurse and former Primary Care Nursing Lead for NHS England. Karen was formerly seconded to ShinyMind to develop digital resources to help nurses with their health and wellbeing, and has now returned to NHS England and Improvement as Community Nursing Lead. This secondment led to the successful launch of the Nursing Version of ShinyMind and helped us achieve incredible milestones.

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Martin Hogan

has been a Registered Adult Nurse since 2008 and has a clinical background as a Macmillan Specialist Nurse in Acute Oncology. After the first wave of COVID, his career has been very different. He has worked for the RCN as a Senior Regional Officer for Surrey, and then moved to working within Mental Health, where he led the postgraduate portfolio in education and workforce development. During this time, he completed his Professional Nurse Advocate Course, which led him to become Lead PNA and move into a full-time Lead PNA role in the community, working four days a week within the NHS. Recently, Martin has set up his own company, the Improvement Coalition, where he is the Co-Director for Organisational Development and Consultancy.

Recent research with nurses found

  • 94 %

    say ShinyMind helps them feel better
  • 77 %

    feel more able to manage their health and wellbeing
  • 60 %

    feel their understanding of others has improved
  • 51 %

    feel more confident
  • 46 %

    feel more positive

Co-designed with support from…

Florence Nightingale Foundation

PNA Community

Keele University

NHS England and Improvement

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