The SU have recommended their top-tier apps, helping them to beat fatigue, find motivation and recharge the batteries.
The Students’ Union (SU) not only represents your views and academic interests but is here to ensure you are supported too!
With student’s now studying at home and adjusting to the online delivery of all learning, we wanted to remind students of the importance of self-care and refocusing on your wellbeing. So, our SU Officers have pulled together some of their favourite wellbeing apps for you to consider.
Designed to help you train your mind and body for a healthier, happier life and get the most out of your day, Headspace can be used anywhere. The free version of the app includes meditations and exercises that will teach you the essentials of meditation and mindfulness.
Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners due to a tailored seven-day beginner's programme, but it also includes programmes for more advanced users.
If you're looking to improve your sleeping patterns and need help finding a routine, the 'Sleep Stories' feature included bedtime stories perfect for those who like background noise.
Different to other wellbeing apps, Stand up! is ideal for students who are finding it hard to switch off. Sometimes it can be easy to overwork ourselves when feel the presence of an impending deadline.
Stand up sends timed and regular notifications reminding us to simply stand up. Tailor your intervals and recommended standing time to fit your routine, but you may find stretching the legs or just looking out the window can keep your mind ticking over nicely.
Aura is the perfect combination of your favourite mindfulness apps rolled into one. With plenty of features to keep things interesting Aura offers daily meditations, life coaching, nature sounds, stories, and music, which are all personalised based on the mood you select when you open the app.
There's also an option to track your moods and review patterns in how you feel and set reminders to breathe and take breaks throughout the day.
Pick me up!
Make your own happy box and share a digital HappyBox full of songs, photos and words for when you're feeling down.
Turn your screen into a stress-relief tool: Make a stress head of your own and relax as you chase your very own pet peeve around until you catch it and smash it
Create a family meal plan: Healthy, cheap and quick meals.
Create a self-care plan of two things that you can do in the day to look after your wellbeing. (yoga, indoor work out with Joe Wicks/other YouTube, go for a walk, go for a run, listen to music, creative writing).