Free Tools to Support Nurses' Mental Health and Resilience
Explore the free tools and resources offered through the American Nurses Foundation’s Well-Being Initiative, including Moodfit and Happy Apps
Free Tools and Apps to Support the Mental Health and Resilience of All Nurses
Well-Being Tools & Resources
Looking for a safe space to talk?
Confidential calls that connect you with compassionate listeners. Talk openly about self-care and wellness, recovery and resilience—24/7, from the comfort of home.
Looking for help processing your thoughts?
Writing about your experiences can help.
Narrative Expressive Writing Program
Share your thoughts and experiences in our five-week guided writing program. Responses are anonymous and reviewed and responded to by trained professionals. Sign up to participate here.
Narrative Expressive Writing Journal
Need help to inspire your writing? This option allows you to self-pace by giving you journaling prompts only. Sign up to participate here.
Looking for resources to help you improve self-care and sleep better?
Make a plan to work toward greater overall wellness.
Guide to Sleeping Better & Restoring Energy
Get this guide with actionable tips to help boost your relaxation and sleep hygiene.
A Nursing State of Mind Podcasts
In this podcast series, two veteran nurses discuss coping mechanisms with practical ideas to renew our energy, confidence, and passion for nursing.
Share your feedback and ideas for future episodes here.
- Who is on Your Team
- Balancing Work, Life, and COVID-19
- Hope is an Action Word
- Who Has Time for Self-Care
- Watching Your Emotional Signals
- Reconnect with Your Passion for Nursing
Looking for help but not sure where to start?
Complete a simple, anonymous test to measure your stress level.
The Nurses’ Guide to Mental Health Support Services
This guide can help you understand the support systems and services available to you—and how to locate them.
Additional mental health & well-being resources
Downloadable & Printable Resources:
Free & Discounted Therapy for Nurses
Therapy Aid Coalition
Pro-bono or low-fee online sessions with a therapist for frontline and essential workers.
Give an Hour
The Hospital Heroes Program provides six hours of free and confidential mental health support to all hospital-based essential employees and their loved ones in NY, NJ, and CT.
Talkspace Online Counseling
Text, audio or video calls with a licensed therapist. Download the Talkspace app and register with your NPI and/or work badge for 50% off your first month.
Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation
A free nurse wellness initiative from ANA with a multidate of resources to support your well-being.
Nurse Suicide Prevention and Resilience Resource
A new ANA resource for nurses seeking information and tools to address the critical issue of suicide prevention.
Supporting Families of Healthcare Workers Exposed to COVID-19 (Uniformed Service University Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress)
National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinical Well-Being
Nurses House national fund for Nurses in need of short-term financial assistance due to illness or disability.
ANA Financial Wellness free tools and education for ANA members, sponsored by Prudential
Brave of Heart Fund charitable grants for families of health care workers lost to COVID-19
ANA’s COVID-19 Self-Recovery Package for Nurses
ANA’s COVID-19 Webinar Series
Mental Health Support: How to Survive the Pandemic with an Unbroken Spirit
Navigate Nursing Webinar: Mental Health of Nurses: Supporting You and Your Nursing Colleagues When They Need It Most
About the Well-Being Initiative
Every day, across the nation, millions of nurses experience extraordinary stress and other impacts to their mental health and well-being as the pandemic continues.
In partnership with other leading nurse organizations, the American Nurses Foundation launched the Well-Being Initiative to offer resources that focus on caring for nurses as they tirelessly care for others.
Questions? Comments? Compliments?
For questions, comments, and feedback about the Well-Being Initiative and its resources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.