Helping nurses care for themselves with the NURSING YOU app
Burdett Trust partner, C3 Collaborating for Health has been supporting nurses on their weight-loss journey with an exciting new app; but it is only available for free until the 10th of January! Designed by nurses, for nurses: NURSING YOU is an exclusive app to help nurses care for themselves so they can keep doing what they do best – caring for others.
The issue of obesity among nurses is highly sensitive and vitally important. It has an impact not only on nurses’ own health and wellbeing, but also on their relationships. It also has an impact on patients and families, and their productivity within the workplace.
After having spoken to hundreds of nursing colleagues through focus groups, workshops and surveys, nurses everywhere agreed: they wanted an online supportive tool that would help them recognise triggers for unhealthy habits and that would lead them on a journey to make little changes and better choices.
They wanted a tool created by nurses with nurses’ unique workplace challenges in mind.
What is NURSING YOU?
NURSING YOU is an app that comes from a partnership between C3 and MAXIMUS UK. Building on MAXIMUS’ digital wellbeing platform, NURSING YOU enables nurses to reflect on how they make decisions at work and to identify wellbeing goals, such as how to help maintain a healthier weight or drink more water. The app includes wellbeing assessments, tracking functions, and recipes and health tips.
For 2019, you can now access one-to-one health coaching. This unique 12-week behavioural change programme will better support nurses, as health coaches help decide on goals, track progress and help nurses push through relapses.
How does NURSING YOU help me?
NURSING YOU helps busy nurses answer these questions:
1. Before, during and after work, how do I make decisions about what to eat and drink?
2. What triggers (situations, feelings or experiences) during my working shifts lead me to make unhealthy eating choices?
3. Are there healthier alternatives and how do I make them part of my already packed routine?
NURSING YOU enables nurses to reflect on how they make decisions at work and identify goals to set to help nurses who are obese to achieve and maintain a healthier weight.
“Nurses should give this a go, it helps highlight the areas that you struggle with whilst offering solutions that are realistic to implement and maintain. The tool is simple to use and aimed with our roles in mind, no daft suggestions or gimmicks. Being part of this project has mobilised me into losing weight, 4 stone so far, and the difference is noticeable both at work and at home. Give it a try; you’ve nothing to lose but the weight!” – Selena, WIN. participant.
How can I register?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org saying you’re a nurse who’s interested in using the app.
They will reply with an access code.
Visit https://nursingyou.wellbeingzone.co.uk to register on the platform (It is best to register using your laptop or desktop) and start your NURSING YOU journey.
To access all areas and services of NURSING YOU, be sure to complete both stages of the registration process.
Stage 1: Sign Up to set up your account
Stage 2: Wellbeing Profile and User Agreement
How do I download the App?
(Note: if you downloaded our app during its initial launch in 2018, you will need to uninstall the previous version and download the newest version. You will not need to re-register; you will be able to log in using your existing details).
Once you’ve registered, search for ‘Wellbeing Zone’ or ‘Nursing You’ in the App Store (or click on these links: iPhone | Android). Once you have downloaded the app, you can then log in with your details which will take you through to the NURSING YOU platform.
If you experience any issues with the NURSING YOU site/app or require any technical assistance, please email email@example.com.
C3 Collaborating for Health
C3 believes that with the right knowledge, skills and opportunities, nurses are uniquely placed to help prevent non–communicable diseases (NCDs) by promoting healthy behaviours and lifestyles. C3 uses its international expertise and extensive global nursing network to raise awareness, engage and educate the nursing community, and create opportunities for nurses to share their knowledge and expertise locally, nationally and internationally. The partnership with Burdett Trust will help C3 take forward a range of key initiatives.