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Physical activity for health and wellbeing in the caring role
Physical activity for health and wellbeing in the caring role

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This free course was written by Nichola Kentzer and Martin Penson. It was first published in September 2021.

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The material acknowledged below and within the course is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons Licence).

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Introduction: Mallika Home Studio; Shutterstock

Section 4: Goldsithney;

Section 4: ‘Sleeping Well’; Amy Gallagher and Jo Byfleet, BUPA; health-information/ mental-health/ sleeping-well

Section 4.1, Figure 6: Background: FWStudio; Pexelstop left: Alex Green; Pexels; top right: Kindel Media; Pexels; middle left: cottonbro; Pexels; middle right: Andrea Piacquadio; Pexels; bottom: Karolina Grabowska; Pexels

Section 5: Prostock-studio; Shutterstock

Section 6: AlessandroBiascioli; Shutterstock


Video 2: courtesy of Carers Trust

Video 3: courtesy of Maudsley Learning

Video 4: courtesy of Carers UK and British Gas

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