Positive News for the NHS

by Positive News in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 28th May 2020 we successfully raised £16,015 with 538 supporters in 34 days

Let's get copies of Positive News magazine to NHS staff and hospitals nationwide, to support the wellbeing of healthcare workers

by Positive News in London, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

We've reached our initial funding target and now distributed 4,000 copies of Positive News magazine to NHS workers. But requests for Positive News are still flooding in from hospitals across the UK. 

We don't want to turn any NHS staff down at this crucial time when they need positivity to help keep their spirits up. Please help us raise the funds to say yes to all their requests. The more support we get, the more copies of Positive News magazine we can print and distribute to bring respite and inspiration to NHS workers. Thank you!

“Minimise news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed,” and “find opportunities to amplify positive and hopeful stories", says the World Health Organization in its mental health guidance during the coronavirus pandemic.

We want to support the wellbeing of NHS workers across the UK by gifting them copies of Positive News – the magazine for good journalism about the good things that are happening in the world. 

Half of healthcare workers are suffering from mental health problems such as stress, anxiety, trauma and burnout as a result of the coronavirus crisis, research published by the IPPR think tank has revealed.

You can help uplift NHS staff and bring them respite from the psychological pressures of this crisis, by backing this campaign to distribute our inspiring and beautifully designed magazine to them.

A number of hospitals have already been in touch with us to request Positive News magazine for their staff, so now we want to make complimentary copies available to healthcare workers nationwide.

Our initial target is to gift 4,000 copies, bringing hope and inspiration to 4,000+ NHS workers. Copies will be distributed directly to individual staff as well as to hospitals.

Back this campaign so that together, we can get Positive News magazine to frontline workers up and down the country, helping them to stay balanced and resilient.

"Deep thanks and huge gratitude to you for organising a delivery of Positive News magazine to Moorfields Eye Hospital. Our staff are pulling together at an unprecedented and challenging time and so it was a great pleasure to share the magazines with them." – David Probert, chief executive

What does my contribution cover?

For every £3 contributed, a copy of Positive News magazine will go to a nurse, doctor or other NHS worker. This is half the price of the magazine (usually £6) and covers the cost of printing and posting each copy. 

How do NHS workers get a copy of the magazine?

Any NHS employee can get Positive News magazine sent to them directly, by visiting positive.news/nhs-employee and requesting a copy. The more funds we raise, the more of these requests we can fulfil, on a first-come-first-served basis.

How do NHS hospitals get copies?

Likewise, hospitals can make requests for multiple copies at positive.news/nhs-workplace. Once sufficient funds have been contributed to cover the direct costs of any copies a hospital requests, we'll then send these out. When the magazines arrive, the hospitals will then distribute them responsibly to their staff – either by giving them to individual workers or by placing them in suitable rest areas, for example.

Can my local GP practice sign up? How do I get copies to them?

Please do encourage your local GP's, hospital, or other NHS location to benefit from this opportunity. You can let them know that all they need to do is visit positive.news/nhs to request copies for their location – or they can share the link with their staff, who can make individual requests for a copy.

Can I nominate an NHS employee to receive a copy? 

Yes. Visit positive.news/nhs-nominate to nominate someone who you think would benefit from receiving a copy of the magazine. You'll need to share an email address for your nominee and we will then invite them to complete further details to receive a copy. 

Tell me more about Positive News magazine

We publish daily online and our flagship publication is our print magazine, which brings together the most important stories of social and environmental progress. It's all about rigorous, independent reporting that is focused on solutions, alongside impactful photography and stunning visual design.

Readers say that the magazine boosts their wellbeing and helps them engage in the world. Plus, it's a certified carbon neutral publication, delivered in a recyclable envelope made from recycled paper. The magazine is published four times a year: January, April, July and October.

Who makes Positive News magazine?

We are a small core team of six, based around the UK, with a global network of freelance journalists, photographers, designers and others, who contribute to our uplifting stories.

Positive News is a not-for-profit organisation, which is owned as a co-operative by readers worldwide following our groundbreaking #OwnTheMedia community shares crowdfunding campaign, which took place five years ago here on Crowdfunder.co.uk.

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£48 or more

Supercharge the staff

16 x Positive News magazine copies sent to NHS workers. These copies could bring respite to each doctor and nurse at a GP practice

£9 or more

Prescribe some inspiration

3 x Positive News magazine copies sent to NHS workers

£24 or more

Give a lift

8 x Positive News magazine copies sent to NHS workers. That's enough copies to share around a staff rest area

£105 or more

Positive Nightingale

35 x Positive News magazine copies sent to NHS workers. This covers the equivalent of five copies being distributed to each of the seven temporary NHS Nightingale hospitals

£300 or more

Hospital of hope

100 x Positive News magazine copies sent to NHS workers. That's enough copies to inspire a frontline team

£750 or more

Community spirit

750,000 people have signed up for the NHS volunteer army – triple the number called for by the government. Go beyond expectation and add to this community spirit, with 250 copies of Positive News magazine for NHS workers

£1,948 or more

Founders' inspiration

1948 was the founding year of the NHS. Choosing this option will enable 650 copies of Positive News magazine to be distributed to NHS workers – enough to bring some psychological respite to a whole hospital staff

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