Well-Being Initiative

The Well-Being Initiative: Resources to support the mental health and resilience of nurses.

Nurses are on the frontlines during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, providing crucial care in the face of unprecedented circumstances. To support the well-being and resiliency of these healthcare heroes, APNA partnered with organizations to introduce a collection of virtual support systems, toolkits, and resources. Thank you for everything you are doing to support wellness in your communities!

Curated Digital Toolkit

Finding Mental Health Support
Guide to Finding the Mental Health Support You Need

Looking for help and not sure where to start? Use this Nurses’ Guide to Mental Health Support Services to better understand what support systems and services are available to you and how to locate them. From peer support options to easy and anonymous ways to find a mental health provider, this guide breaks down what you need to know and do to locate the mental health support that is right for you. You are not alone!

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Moodfit, a mobile app is customized for nurses to support you with wellness goals. You can set your goals using best-practice methods such as mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises, lifestyle tracking (sleeping and nutrition) and set up reminders at times appropriate for you.

  • Download the app through Google Play or the Apple App Store. When setting up your account, enter program code ANF30 for customized nurse-focused messaging. Through a grant from the American Nurses Foundation, nurses have access to the premium portions of this app at no additional cost.

Online Self-Screening Tool & Resources (Coming Soon!)

An evidence based self-screening tool that delivers tailored resources vetted and recommended by psychiatric-mental health nurse experts.



Virtual Support System

Nurses Together: Connecting through Conversations
Nurses Together: Connecting Through Conversations

As you care for and listen to your patients and their families, you need to take time for yourself. This virtual, judgement free space via Zoom is where you can connect with your nursing peers to share thoughts, seek support and ask questions. You can join in peer-to-peer calls that are scheduled throughout the 24-hour day and offered 7 days a week.

  • To sign up to attend a call, nurses can visit here.

Nurses Together is not intended to be counseling or therapy.

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Happy App Warm Lines

If you find yourself wanting to talk with someone after a challenging shift, relieve yourself of stressful thoughts, or rebuild your resilience with emotional support the Happy App warm line can help. This easy-to-use smart phone app connects you 24/7 and you can speak one-on-one with a Support Giver team member from the comfort and privacy of your home.

Expressive Writing with Cognitive Processing
Narrative Expressive Writing with Cognitive-Processing Technique  (Coming Soon!)

A five-week program for nurses to respond to COVID-19 related writing prompts that are read and responded to by a certified responder providing confidential feedback.


Meaningful Recognition Program

Coming soon!


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