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Kickstart your health and fitness with OpenLearn article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Kickstart your health and fitness with OpenLearn

Many of us are keen to improve our health and fitness but sometimes we need a bit of help and inspiration. It's easy to put off making changes in lifestyle when you don't know how to take those important first steps to a better diet and exercise. So we've compiled some free courses and articles to inform and motivate you.

Article
5 mins
Learn to live well with self-care on OpenLearn article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Learn to live well with self-care on OpenLearn

Self-care means taking steps to improve your wellbeing. This might include a better diet, more sleep, a new hobby, time with family and friends, finding ways to relax and more physical exercise. We've got some great ideas to help you get started!

Article
5 mins
Forgotten families article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Forgotten families

It is estimated that there are over 200,000 children of prisoners in the UK. What is the potential impact of parental imprisonment and what support is available?

Article
3 hrs
Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list

Blue chat for a blue day: collecting some thoughts on the marketing wheeze that is Blue Monday.

Article
5 mins
Learning while caring article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Learning while caring

Without the right support carers can find it difficult to access learning while caring. In her interview with Tony Collins-Moore, Dr Nichola Kentzer explores how much can be achieved if the right help is available.

Article
5 mins
Putting algae and seaweed on the menu could help save our seafood article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Putting algae and seaweed on the menu could help save our seafood

Sticking with our traditional salmon and tuna diet isn’t sustainable, Pallavi Anand and Daniela Schmidt explain why eating algae could expand our seafood menu.

Article
10 mins
Is your social media use impacting your future? activity icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Is your social media use impacting your future?

Are you aware of how your use of social media could impact your future? Dr Gemma Ryan-Blackwell highlights the importance of being mindful of your digital footprint.

Activity
5 mins
Walking the walk: improving death and dying spaces article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Walking the walk: improving death and dying spaces

Have you ever considered how the location and spaces in end-of-life care impact on a carer’s experience? Let's look at how attention to detail can make a huge difference.

Article
5 mins
Practice supervision and assessment in nursing free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Practice supervision and assessment in nursing

Being able to supervise and assess in the workplace are core skills needed by those supporting learners. In the context of this development, this free course, Practice supervision and assessment in nursing, has been designed to support practitioners working with students in workplace settings across nursing provision. Core to these resources are...

Free course
10 hrs
QATAR 2022 must impart a positive coaching legacy for Africa and the Caribbean member associations article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

QATAR 2022 must impart a positive coaching legacy for Africa and the Caribbean member associations

Qatar 2022 saw all five African nations led by a head coach who is a native of their country, changing the narrative that a non-African was essential in them being successful, most notably Morocco's Walid Regragui. Are we really seeing an ongoing trend or a flash in the pan, and does this really indicate progress for those chasing a coaching ...

Article
5 mins
Putting the child before the player activity icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Putting the child before the player

Football is the most popular team sport for children and young people in the UK and throughout much of the world. In this interactive, you will learn why children’s rights are fundamental to every young person’s experience of football.

Activity
30 mins
A gift of life at the end of life video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

A gift of life at the end of life

Organ donation has been described as ‘when you decide to give an organ to save or transform the life of someone else’ (NHS Blood and Transplant). It has also been described as a ‘gift of life’ by transplant services and recipients who have received a lifesaving or life-enhancing organ transplant. Some organs can be donated while a person is ...

Video
15 mins