Health and Wellbeing

2020-01-20 Health and Wellbeing-01

Online Enrichment Activities for your Mind, Body and Soul

Whilst we spend time away from our friends, place of study and indeed places that help us to live healthy and active lives, we at UCG have developed an extensive online resource library to help us all maintain health, happiness and wellbeing during the pandemic. 

 We have attached some useful links to healthy eating websites which include cooking on a budget and healthy meal recipes from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

If you have children or young siblings, we have included some activities and fun workouts you can do at home with all the family.

All the resources attached are free and we have included links to the website pages for you to use. 

POPSUGAR Fitness - More than 500 workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts covering disciplines including boxing, dance, Pilates and HIIT.

Try it out HERE

The Body Coach - The home of Joe Wicks’ workouts with hundreds available for all fitness levels to kick start your 2021 Fitness Journey. These fun workouts can be done at home with no equipment and are suitable for all ability levels and ages.

Start Body Coach HERE

Football Training at Home - Ball mastery and coordination. Practice your football skills whilst in the comfort of your own home. 

Kick off HERE

Yoga with Adriene - High quality practices on yoga and mindfulness to inspire people of all ages and ability levels.

Try it HERE

Rachel Lawrence Pilates - Pilates instructor Rachel Lawrence shares her expertise in a warm, friendly style with a wide range of classes to inspire, inform and challenge.

Try it HERE

Get Kids Moving - A selection of workouts that put the fun back into fitness and help engage kids. Children can train alongside their favourite superheroes from the comfort of their home.

Get moving HERE

Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation - designed especially for kids aged three and above.

Watch it HERE

Disney workouts - A chance for parents and kids to get moving to the songs they love. Learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines.

Parasport - Home workout routines specially designed for disabled people. New content will be added to the website all the time, so keep an eye on the latest updates.

British Blind Sport - Audio workouts, both live and on demand, for people with visual impairments - including audio transcripts.



Mind toolkit - A 'coronavirus and your wellbeing' toolkit with lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. It includes tips for staying at home, how to take care of your mental health and wellbeing along with a useful checklist.

Toolkit available HERE


Daily Calm 10-minute Mindfulness Meditation to powerfully restore and reconnect with the present. New meditation each day. 

Watch it HERE


Free Self-Care Apps

Think Dirty – You can scan an item or search the database of 1000’s of products to learn how ‘dirty’ a product is based on potentially harmful ingredients they contain.

The Pattern App – Pattern is a mood-boosting, soul nourishing App which can help you understand significant phases and events that happen in your life.

Moment – This app tracks exactly how much time you are spending on your phone. 

Sleep Cycle – Sleep is arguably the ultimate form of Self Care. This app helps you track how many hours of sleep you are getting.

Calm - This app offers an introduction to mindfulness and meditation. It offers a subscription service however you can access free content such as introductions to meditation.

Headspace - Similar to Calm, this app offers guided meditations, stress management techniques, and sleep aids. Headspace can be used to ease worry and support mental wellbeing. The app offers free material and a reduced fee student subscription service. also has useful articles around mental wellbeing, mindfulness, and sleep.

NHS Recommended Apps to Support Mental Health:

Calm Harm – An app to help people manage and resist urges to self-harm using Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) techniques. The app is password protected so your comments remain private. 

Catch it
– A tool for reframing negative thoughts and problems using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques.

DistrACT – This app provides quick and discrete access to info and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Student Health – This app provides access to reliable health info that is regularly updated by NHS doctors. It details conditions, symptoms, and advice for accessing healthcare services.

Silvercloud – An 8 week course to manage anxiety and depression.

Worry Tree – This app uses CBT techniques to help you manage stress. 

– A game based app for tracking your mood and managing stress and anxiety.


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