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February 20, 2020 Thursday 12:44:37 PM IST

Fika and Birmingham University offer mental skills training to students

Education Information

Emotional fitness app Fika has captured a mental skills training programme created by the University of Birmingham, turning it into app-based workouts aimed at students UK-wide. The partnership will see the University of Birmingham’s MST4Life™ (My Strengths Training For Life™) programme brought to life as a guest programme in the Fika app - and will feature the university’s own students as they learn to train their mental skills.

The MST4Life™ programme was developed by sports psychologists and academics at the university, in collaboration with youth homelessness charity St Basils. Developed over six years, the programme draws on sports psychology to strengthen the resilience, confidence and coping skills of young people, and has already benefited hundreds of 16-to-24-year-olds.

Fika is designed for the UK’s 2.3 million university students, offering accessible, evidence-based ‘emotional workouts’ to boost students’ wellbeing, academic attainment and employability.  Like MST4Life™, Fika also draws on sports psychology, featuring content from Olympic athletes and British sports stars. Fika’s emotional workouts encourage students to build ‘emotional muscle’ across areas such as confidence, focus, motivation, positive thinking, stress management and connections with others. Fika’s MST4Life™ guest programme will feature video stories of students as they work through MST4Life™ activities such as choosing their ‘Dream Team’ - a sports-inspired concept helping young people build their support network.



(Content and Image Courtesy: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2020/02/fika-and-the-university-of-birmingham-bring-app-based-mental-skills-training.aspx)

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