Muslim Doctors Association (MDA)

COVID mental health resources for healthcare professionals

General Support

Phone support

  • NHS People Confidential. Please text ‘frontline’ to 85258 24/7
  • NHS People confidential staff support line 7 days a week from 07.00-23.00. A confidential listening space and specialist advice coaching, bereavement care, mental health and financial help. Please call 0300 131 7000.
  • NHS People Confidential Bereavement and loss support between 08:00-20:00. Please call 0300 303 4434
  • BMA Wellbeing: Confidential 24/7 counselling and peer support for doctors and medical students. Please call 0330 123 1245.

Online support


  • Silvercloud. Offering free well-being support for NHS staff and their families. Download the Silvercloud app from your app store. Use access code: NHS2020
  • Daylight. Helps people experiencing symptoms of worry and anxiety, using evidence-based cognitive behavioural techniques, voice and animation. Big Health is offering free access to Daylight for all NHS staff until 31 December. Download the Daylight app from your app store (search: Daylight- Worry less)
  • Sleepio. A clinically evidenced sleep improvement programme that is fully automated and highly personalised, using cognitive behavioural techniques to help improve poor sleep. Big Health is offering free access to Sleepio for all NHS staff until 31 December. Please see
  • Unmind. A mental health platform that empowers staff to proactively improve their mental wellbeing. Using scientifically backed assessments, tools and training you can measure and manage your personal mental health needs, including digital programmes designed to help with stress, sleep, coping, connection, fulfilment and nutrition. They are offering free access to NHS staff until the end of December 2020. Download the Unmind app from your app store. Your organisation name is ‘NHS’ – if you do not see your NHS email domain please contact [email protected] and include your email domain
  • Headspace- already on MDA website

Specialist support


  • MCAPN Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network- already on MDA website
  • BIMA already on MDA website
  • C.A.L.M. COVID Advice Line for Muslims. The Islamic Council of Europe have set up a national helpline with Islamic scholars on hand to answer any questions including a dedicated service for NHS workers. Monday – Friday 10:00-19:00 (UK BST). Please call 0203 992 7777 or visit