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

Joan has over 35 years’ experience in nursing as a nurse consultant and community children’s nursing across London

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Robin Shohet

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

Chief Nurse Officer North Bristol NHS Trust, visiting professor at Worcester University and is a Florence Nightingale Foundation scholar

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Marsha Jones

is Deputy Chief Nurse Epsom and St Heliers Hospitals, Patient Safety Specialist Marsha is trained Secondary school science teacher, RN, practising RM with 20+ years’ experience in the NHS in acute, maternity, community, commissioning and nationally. Founder member of Caribbean Nurses and Midwives Association (CNMA) UK, Senior Leader at 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, and an executive coach working in leadership and organisational development.

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Dr Pete Lane

GP and chaired the team which developed the General Practice Nursing Workforce Development Plan

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Janet Thornley

Strategic GPN Lead for Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes ICS with over 39 years of nursing experience. A faculty member of NAPC.

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Dr Gemma Stacey

has a background in mental health nursing and is Director of Academy at the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

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Joanne Bosanquet MBE

formerly Deputy Chief Nurse for PH England and appointed CEO of the Foundation of Nursing Studies in 2019.

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John Orchard

CEO at Cavell Nurses’ Trust that provides welfare support to nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are in financial or personal hardship

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Prof. Brian Dolan

co-founder of development consultancy Health Service 360, 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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Nesta Williams

is an Equality, Engagement and Organisational Development Adviser and has held senior roles across the NHS and at London University. A Nye Bevan Graduate with diverse clinical experience, and a master’s degree in OD, Nesta is committed to making a difference and approaches her work with optimism and authenticity.

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Karen Storey

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.

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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