NHS leaders say thank you to staff via app during Mental Health Awareness Week
The Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust has created a golden opportunity to say thank you to the area’s hard-working staff.
The ShinyMind app is a uniquely interactive mindset resource that improves wellbeing, resilience and teamwork.
The app is now available to help the thousands of NHS workers in the Hull, East Yorkshire and Whitby areas.
To showcase their continued commitment to this initiative, Trust teams have since co-designed a new feature named the ‘Gold Button’ – a tool which allows NHS leaders to send thank you messages to hard working staff.
The app builds a positive community which provides connection and support to staff, using a unique messaging tool, which sends in-App personalised postcards, or ‘Positivity Posts’, and audio shout outs, which aim to build morale and improve teamwork.
Rebecca Howard,psychotherapist and founder/CEO of ShinyMind, said: “Sharing a simple thank you message is good for our health and happiness. Not only does it feel good to create and receive messages, but it also helps us build closer bonds with the people around us.
“Each of these micro message interactions help us to reduce work strain and aid job recovery. We are proud of our collaborative work with the Trust, as it means our support is now available to a wider group of NHS staff.
“The mental health impact of Covid-19 on NHS staff will not be an easy challenge to beat. Putting a proven mental health and wellbeing resource, and a 24/7 support system, into their pockets is a great first step.”