Fika – Build Your Mental Fitness [GUEST POST] 28/04/2020

Keeping on top of your mental health can be hard at the best of times, yet alone during lockdown. At #TeamKC, our priority is you, so we’re excited to announce that we’ve joined forces with @thefikaapp to provide all our staff and students with remote mental fitness support 💪.  We caught up with Ellen Hughes, our Trainee Health Psychologist to find out how our new partnership with FIKA can help in these difficult times! 


Build your mental fitness 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the world has changed significantly and as a college we are all trying our best to work and study from home. While in normal circumstances it is important to look after our health, it is especially important to make sure we are taking care of our mental and physical wellbeing while working from home.  

To help our staff and students do this, #TeamKC have partnered with the mental fitness app Fika enabling us all to benefit from an additional tool to stay motivated, productive, focused and connected during this period of remote work and study. 


Created over two years with students, athletes, influencers, expert psychologists and academics. Fika is designed specifically to help students learn practical mental fitness approaches and hacks and how to apply them to their everyday lives so they can thrive whilst studying and beyond.  

In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic Fika has created a dedicated series of programmes allowing students to learn from expert psychologists, other students, academics and professional athletes in five-minute video, audio and text programmes.  

These are specifically designed to help combat the challenges of remote study and the 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.  


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.  

It is also important to support each other and stay in touch at this difficult time. Fika allows anyone at #TeamKC to take part in our daily community mental fitness workout. Share your experiences, learn from other members of the community and cheer each other on.  

Click on this link to find out more information. Our Fika champions can also help you if you have any questions or feedback: 


Access to the COVID-19 package is free for students & staff with a Kidderminster College email account. 


Easy peasy! Follow the video below or give the QR Code a scan!

So get downloading and keep your mental health fit!

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