This year, we've all been through so much change together. We love having students back on campus, but in an effort to keep everybody safe, we're all spending much more time at home, studying and working remotely.
It's always important to look after our physical and mental health, but we know that right now that might be a little more difficult so we wanted to offer our students and colleagues some extra support.
We've partnered with mental fitness app Fika, which is a tool you can use to stay motivated, productive, focused and connected.
What is Fika?
Created over two years with students, athletes, influencers, expert psychologists and academics. Fika is an app designed specifically to help students learn practical mental fitness techniques. Using the app, you'll learn tips to help you manage your mental and apply them in your everyday life.
Students can use the app to access a dedicated series of programmes created by Fika in response to Covid-19, where you'll hear from expert psychologists, other students, academics and professional athletes in five-minute videos, audio and text programmes.?
These are specifically designed to help combat the challenges of remote study and the mental health impact of the pandemic. Programmes and audio guides cover topics including managing distractions and uncertainty, maintaining motivation and positivity, staying connected, self-care and healthy habits.?
By downloading the app, you can gain invaluable insights into the science behind our mental health and develop the seven skills of Mental Fitness: focus, confidence, motivation, connection, positivity, meaning and managing stress.?
You can even take part in daily mental fitness challenges and livestreams, where you can connect with other Newcastle College students, share your experiences, learn from other members of the community and cheer each other on.?
Scan the QR code below or download Fika: Mental Fitness from your App Store or Google Play store
Register as a member of the Newcastle College community. Remember - access to the app is free, but you must sign up using your Newcastle College email address following the steps below.
1. Tap get started
3. Find Newcastle College in the organisation list
4. Enter your Newcastle College email address and create your new password. (A verification email will be sent to your inbox - this can take a few minutes to arrive - click the link when it does).
5. Congrats! You’re now registered as a member of the Newcastle College Fika community and can get started on your mental fitness journey.
If you have any questions about using Fika, speak to your Personal Tutor and they'll be able to help you.