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    Fika, Togetherall and UNIHEADS are all online self-care and mental health resources which are exclusively free for all MDX students.

    Fika is designed for daily use with short workouts to keep you mentally fit, togetherall gives you a deeper dive into health and wellbeing with 24/7 moderation by trained professionals, and UNIHEADS is a 20 minute mental health training course with bespoke links to MDX and MDXSU services.

    All can be used independently or in conjunction to help look after your wellbeing.

    In addition, you may also want to enrol for this free course from the University of Toronto called ‘Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19’ which takes about 3 hours to complete. Here’s a summary of the course: Never in the history of humanity have so many people been feeling intense anxiety related to COVID-19 and the world it will leave in its wake. The intent of this course is to give you a deeper understanding of the anxiety reaction as it relates to various aspects of our current life, ranging from our consumption of news to the way we talk to our children about this. I will also give you clear strategies for managing and, in fact, turning off the anxiety response at least for short periods. My sincere hope is that you will leave this course with a better understanding of how your brain reacts to crises, along with some powerful tools for managing it before it manages you.

    Fika

    Fika is an evidence based mental fitness app which is inspired by Scandinavian culture and draws on scientific evidence from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology to build emotional fitness.

    Download on the App Store or Google Play to access short and snappy 5 minute workouts to improve your confidence, motivation, positivity, employability, focus, sleep and to decrease stress. Use your MDX email address to unlock all premium features and content for free.

    You’ll find content delivered by other MDX students, as well as some famous faces such as some renowned GB athletes.

    Now with tailored content to support you through changes as a result of COVID-19, including tips and techniques on remote study, managing your emotions and audio boosts for self-isolation.

    Togetherall

    As an MDX student you have free access to Togetherall; a well-established online platform that gives you the opportunity to connect emotionally and anonymously with others, in a safe forum with 24/7 moderation by trained professionals.

    Accessible any time of the day or night, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, Togetherall has a range of resources and programmes to enable you to express yourself in any way you choose.

    Whether you are thriving, surviving, or striving, there is something for every member of the #TeamMDX community.

    Got any questions? Email Vanessa on wellbeing@mdx.ac.uk.

    Here are just some of the opportunities and highlights that you can tap into straight away:

    • Sign up to a wide range of self-guided group and individual courses covering mental health and lifestyle topics
    • Express your feelings by creating a Brick using words, pictures, and images to add to the community wall
    • Explore the library of useful articles and resources, plus helpful tests and features to set goals and track your progress

    Accessing Togetherall is easy: simply go to their website and use your university email address to sign up.

    UNIHEADS

    UNIHEADS is a free 20 minute mental health training course. You’ll learn how to look after your wellbeing and mental health, how to support a friend who might be struggling, learn how to stay well in light of Covid-19 and be signposted to university and SU resources and support. You can start the course and come back to it at any time.

    To enrol:

    1. Visit www.uniheads.co.uk/students
    2. Register using an email address or a social account and create a password
    3. Select Middlesex University under 'University of Study' and input your 'Year of Study' from the scroll lists
    4. You will be directed immediately to the launch page to get started

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