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The case of Simone Biles and perceptions of athlete mental health article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

The case of Simone Biles and perceptions of athlete mental health

When Simone Biles withdrew from several events at Tokyo 2020 due to mental health struggles, the gymnast came under fire from both the global media and the general public. The social media response revealed a polarising narrative, with many supporting Biles and engaging in a broader discussion concerning athlete mental health, while others ...

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10 mins
The football World Cup: where sport and politics collide free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

The football World Cup: where sport and politics collide

Occasionally, controversies arise that remind us of the link between sport and politics. It was once common for leading figures in the sporting world to declare that sport was, effectively, a politics-free zone. Sport was cast as the perpetual innocent party, liable to be corrupted by any connection with politics. However, it has become ...

Free course
10 hrs
Sense of self during ageing: how mindfulness and nature can help article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Sense of self during ageing: how mindfulness and nature can help

How can the great outdoors help us to age well? It's all in understanding the ageing process, acceptance and the quest for purpose, say the experts.

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5 mins
The gift of being a foster carer article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

The gift of being a foster carer

What is our conception of fostering? This article explores the reality behind the myths and what fostering means for our communities.

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5 mins
Valuing death at home: making preparations article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Valuing death at home: making preparations

Death is part of life and is something we all need to face, not only our own death but the deaths of those around us. Yet many of us are unprepared for this major event in our lives.

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5 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology

The Science of Fear

Recoil at the number 13? Scream at spiders? At some point, we all get scared. But why, and how? This article explores the science behind fear.

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15 mins
World Mental Health Day on OpenLearn article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

World Mental Health Day on OpenLearn

World Mental Health Day is on 10th October every year. Find out more about anxiety, depression, mindfulness, wellbeing and more with our FREE learning resources.

Article
15 mins
Racial inequities in health: The impact of COVID-19 in Wales and beyond video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Racial inequities in health: The impact of COVID-19 in Wales and beyond

The ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on long-standing inequities in health within Black and minority ethnic communities in Wales, the UK and beyond.

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20 mins
Anghydraddoldebau hiliol mewn iechyd: Effaith COVID-19 yng Nghymru a thu hwnt video icon

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Anghydraddoldebau hiliol mewn iechyd: Effaith COVID-19 yng Nghymru a thu hwnt

Y modd y mae COVID-19 wedi taflu goleuni ar anghydraddoldebau hirsefydlog mewn iechyd o fewn cymunedau Du a lleiafrifoedd ethnig yng Nghymru, y DU a thu hwnt.

Video
20 mins
The OU Welcomes Carers article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

The OU Welcomes Carers

Carers face significant challenges combining work and education with caring responsibilities. The Open University helps get carers back into education and this article explains how much support is available.

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5 mins
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Money & Business

MSE’s Academy of Money

The Open University has joined forces with MoneySavingExpert (MSE) to produce this new free course to give you the skills and knowledge to master your finances. Packed with videos, audios, quizzes and activities the course covers all the key aspects of personal finance in six sessions of study that each take around two hours to complete.

Free course
12 hrs
Medicines and personalisation article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Medicines and personalisation

In a series of articles, Dr Jitka Vseteckova and Sonal Mehta look at strategies to support pharmacotherapy while ageing. Here Sonal explores ways in which we can achieve person-centred care, available to all.

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5 mins