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HealthTunes unveils music therapy app for stressed COVID-19 fighters

Frontline healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic can now access a free music therapy app, called HealthTunes, that its developers say can help relieve stress and anxiety

The iOS app has been “specifically created to help alleviate the mental health suffering of the courageous frontline health workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic globally,” says its developer.

The launch takes place as healthcare systems around the word are bracing themselves for a mental health crisis among healthcare workers, who have now been dealing with the COVID-19 crisis for months. HealthTunes says several studies have shown physicians are already suffering from burnout due to the pandemic.

Hospitals in the US and elsewhere have set up support and counselling services for embattled staff, and a Wall Street Journal report notes that two recent suicides in New York – the epicentre of the outbreak in the US – “highlight the urgency of the issue.”