Improve your Mental Fitness with the Fika App

The University has teamed up with Fika to help support you.

With advice and interactive sessions around confidence, presentation skills, relaxing, breathing techniques, focus, motivation and many more, there are loads of courses available to help you.  

Most sessions take approximately 5 minutes, are bite-sized and can be undertaken more than once.

You can download the Fika app for iOS and Android devices and try out any and all of the courses at your leisure.

Upon completing courses you can download the accredited certificates that can be used on your CV. 

Find out more about Fika and how to download it to your device by visiting the Fika website.

For more information about support available at the University during your studies, visit the University of Bedfordshire’s website.

Looking After Your Mental Wellbeing

Many of us have been struggling with our mental health during the current crisis. 

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk about your feelings. Even knowing exactly how you’re feeling can be hard. You might also be in a position where you may be looking for ways to support a friend who is struggling.

In this post, we have listed some helpful resources to help you or others to maintain good mental health.


Student Minds

Student Minds has produced some helpful resources to support university communities during these challenging times, including tips from students, where to find help and how to support others.


MIND

MIND has local services all over the country, so support is never far away. No matter which campus you are attending, you can find contact information on the MIND website.


Action for Happiness

Feeling anxious about coming to University? Staying positive can help you build your personal resilience.

Action for Happiness has some great resources that promote happiness, help you build your confidence and achieve your goals.


Samaritans

The Samaritans have some helpful advice if you are feeling down:

  • Track your moods, record how you’re feeling and look for patterns
  • Think ahead – what strategies could you use to cope with a crisis?
  • Practice techniques that will help you deal with challenging situations
  • Remind yourself of things that make you happy or feel good and always look for things to add to that list!

Samaritans Self-Help

The Samaritans’ Self-Help feature provides support that you can use without having to discuss your feelings with someone else. It will  help you learn safe, memorable techniques for coping with things that are troubling you, through a range of interactive features.

It can also help you make a plan to stay safe in a crisis, and keep track of things you can do to help yourself cope and feel better.


Talk to somebody

If you’d prefer to talk to someone, you can call the Samaritans and talk to somebody for free, day or night, 365 days a year.

Call the Samaritans on 116 123.

If you’d prefer to write to someone, you can email jo@samaritans.org (response time is 24 hours).

You can also write a letter. The address is:

Chris
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 9090
STIRLING
FK8 2SA