Health and social services staff can now access free apps to cope with insomnia and anxiety as part of a nationwide effort to support the mental health of key workers.

NHS Ayrshire is part of a national programme to provide those working in health and social services with access to practical, everyday advice and support, as well as mental health apps and tips on self-care to help staff cope with the challenges they are facing.

Programmes are designed to help maintain healthy and restorative sleep, reduce anxiety and worry, and to help staff learn evidence-based techniques to address mental health issues when they arise.

The NHS-accredited apps Daylight - designed to help with worry and anxiety - and Sleepio - a digital sleep improvement programme.

These solutions aim to support staff to maintain healthy and restorative sleep, reduce anxiety and worry, and to help them learn evidence-based techniques to address mental health issues when they arise.