The apps and websites that can help with your wellbeing
This can have a positive impact as it gives us all an opportunity to try new things, get back into old hobbies and develop skills. We’ve compiled some of the best apps, videos and websites to help you manage your wellbeing.
Are you struggling with anxiety, sleep or want to practice the art of mindfulness and meditation? Apps like Headspace and Calm are designed to help with all of these functions. They have free beginner sessions on both apps and then if you want to continue there are paid options, including ‘Sleep Stories’ which feature narration from famous faces like actor Matthew McConaughey.
Research from the School of Clinical & Applied Science suggests meditation could be used as an alternative to painkillers.
Take up new hobbies
The extra time you have at home can be spent learning a new hobby. Khan Academy is a non-profit organisation with that mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Delivered via video lessons, the courses range from economics, world history to computer animation. They work with different sponsors including Disney and run ‘Pixar in a box’ which is a behind the scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs.
Make yourself aware of good news
There’s a lot of positive news out there in the world but sometimes we can lose sight of that. Try to distract yourself by subscribing to fun YouTube channels.
Actor John Krasinski, best known for the US Office, started a channel called ‘Some Good News’ which features happy news stories from around the world, as well as heart-warming interviews and surprises.
Many influencers and accounts are doing live streams to engage with their audiences and they are providing activities such as drawing classes to keep people entertained.
Our favourite films, TV shows and characters are just a video away. Learn to draw Marvel, Disney, The Simpsons like an animator with simple tutorials online
Use support offered by the university
The Student Support team are taking calls, emails and web questions to help support you during this time.
You can also use Kooth Student for free emotional support, when you need it.