Designed by nurses, for nurses: NURSING YOU is a free online platform that helps nurses care for themselves so they can keep doing what they do best – caring for others. 


Created by C3 and Younger Lives, the Nursing You platform evaluates 4 key areas known to ‘drive or drain’ your energy, performance and overall wellbeing. These are physical health, emotional wellbeing and the work & home environment.  

After taking an online assessment that lasts less then 10 minutes, Nursing You provides you with a personal report, detailing what is driving (and draining) your energy and provides links to a range of support materials and services specifically tailored to your needs These can range from financial advice, to diet and weight management, to mental health support. 

All your responses and answers are confidential and will not be shared with any other organisations. 

You can use the Nursing You platform for free by visiting the site: 

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 home. Give it a try, you’ve nothing to lose but the weight!

Selena, WIN. participant

How was NURSING YOU designed?

We spoke to hundreds of nurses through focus groups, workshops and surveys. They all wanted an online supportive tool that would allow them to recognise triggers for unhealthy habits and help them make small impactful changes and better choices for their health. 

However, they did not want just another weight loss app, website, book or class, they wanted a tool that took into account the unique workplace challenges that nurses face, that’s when Nursing You was created; a platform made by nurses for nurses 

WIN. participants at the co-design workshop | Photo courtesy of Uscreates

Why is NURSING YOU needed?

The issue of obesity among nurses is highly sensitive and vitally important. It impacts not only nurses’ own health and wellbeing, but also their relationships, impact on patients, families, and their productivity within the workplace. 

In response to this C3 have been leading on the Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses (WIN.) project, which has provided a unique opportunity to understand the perspectives of obese nurses and work with them to identify and test out what they think will help, acknowledging that this is a complex issue. NURSING YOU is a key component of WIN. 

Although, NURSING YOU was originally created to help nurses living with obesity, we believe it can help all nurses improve their physical health and emotional wellbeing.