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Help to improve your mental fitness

03 Nov 2020

Fika cope to remote

If you’re looking for extra help to stay motivated, productive, focused and connected during the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve teamed up with the mental fitness app, Fika, to support all our students at this challenging time. 

Free to download for all UCLan students, Fika is the student skills app that can help you to build mental fitness and improve your emotional wellbeing.

It’s an additional tool for you to use with a dedicated series of programmes, allowing you to learn from expert psychologists, other students from around the country, academics and professional athletes in five-minute video, audio and text programmes.

These programmes are specifically designed to help combat the challenges and mental health impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Programmes and audio guides cover topics including managing distractions and uncertainty, maintaining motivation and positivity, staying connected, self-care and healthy habits.

Content on the app includes videos, audio guides, tips and motivational messages. It also works like a social network in that you can share your own content, see what others are sharing, and support and encourage others.

You can also 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.

Fika has been developed over two years with students, athletes, influencers, expert psychologists and academics. It's been featured in The Metro, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Love Sport Radio, Sky News, Huffington Post, BBC Radio London and many more.

You can watch an introduction video to Fika to learn more about the app before signing up.

Access to Fika’s Covid-19 package is free for all UCLan students and colleagues.  To sign up to FIKA:

  • Search for Fika: student skills wherever you get your apps
  • Chose UCLan from the institution list
  • Enter your UCLan email address and a password of your choice (not your UCLan password)
  • Check your email for a verification link, and click the link
  • You can now use the app for free