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Dying: what’s wellbeing got to do with it? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Dying: what’s wellbeing got to do with it?

The concept of wellbeing is intended to be holistic and cover the entire life course and life events. However, when it comes to dying, wellbeing is usually not the first (or in top ten even) of words that people think about. People may be more familiar with thinking about ‘quality of life’, which if often linked to patient outcomes. In this ...

Article
5 mins
Terminal  illness and wellbeing: supporting people in the workplace article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Terminal illness and wellbeing: supporting people in the workplace

It is well established that work impacts on people’s wellbeing. People often presume and create a separation between their work life and their private life.  However, life events like having a terminal diagnosis, which may be considered private, can impact a person’s work. In this article, we provide several tips for supporting people with a ...

Article
5 mins
Race and Youth Policy: working with young people free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Race and Youth Policy: working with young people

How should we, as a society, best respond to and prevent gang and knife crime and violent extremism?

Free course
6 hrs
Time to look again at HIV and relationships video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Time to look again at HIV and relationships

Dr Tom Witney spoke to 30 gay and bisexual men in relationships where one partner was HIV positive and the other HIV negative. Watch this animated video to see the participants' thoughts and relationships brought to life.

Video
5 mins
Literature and the Environment article icon

Nature & Environment

Literature and the Environment

Can reading encourage us to appreciate the environment and make sustainable changes to our lives?

Article
10 mins
Why are young men worldwide experiencing mental health crises? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Why are young men worldwide experiencing mental health crises?

Everywhere around the world, the suicide rates amongst men outstrips that of women. The writer Will Storr hears some stories - and asks why.

Article
15 mins
World Toilet Day article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

World Toilet Day

Toilets save lives. We've compiled some resources to help raise awareness for the 3.6 billion people who do not have access to toilets and proper sanitation.

Article
5 mins
Anti-Bullying Week article icon

Education & Development

Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week 2023 runs from Monday 13th - Friday 17th November. As ever, OpenLearn is proud to support this event, so we've pulled together some of our FREE resources on the different types of bullying and manipulation to help support those in need, not just on these special days but all year round...

Article
30 mins
Applying to study for a PhD in psychology free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Applying to study for a PhD in psychology

This free OpenLearn course is for psychology students and graduates who are interested in PhD study at some future point. Even if you have met PhD students and heard about their projects, it is likely that you have only a vague idea of what PhD study entails. This course is intended to give you more information.

Free course
6 hrs
Studying Social Work at The Open University article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Studying Social Work at The Open University

Considering studying Social Work at The Open University? These resources may help with your decision...

Article
15 mins
A freelance career in the creative arts free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

History & The Arts

A freelance career in the creative arts

A freelance career in the creative arts is a free badged course which lasts 8 weeks, with approximately 3 hours’ study time each week. You can work through the course at your own pace, so if you have more time one week, there’s nothing to stop you pushing on and completing another week’s study. This course has a specific focus on the ...

Free course
24 hrs
What do we need to know about our memory? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

What do we need to know about our memory?

Our brain changes as we age, but are there any ways we can improve our memory and thinking skills? This article explores...

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15 mins