Getting mentally fit with the Fika app

Many of us take measures to keep physically fit, whether that’s through going to the gym, joining a local sports team or working out from home. However, are we doing enough to keep ourselves mentally fit?

Now is a more important time than ever to start looking after our mental health and wellbeing, given the impacts that Covid-19 has had on our mental health, with a particular focus on students.

A National Union of Students 2020 survey found that over half of university students say their mental health is worse than before the pandemic and the Sutton Trust reported that 70% of students were concerned about their mental health and wellbeing.

Bringing change to college

The pandemic has brought about a need for change, urging us to reflect on our mental health and wellbeing within education.

By putting students’ wellbeing at the heart of their learning experience, University Centre Leeds has introduced the Fika mental fitness app.


Fika focuses on developing seven skills of your mental fitness: confidence, positivity, focus, connection, meaning, motivation and stress management. It improves these areas to build mental fitness in just five minutes per day. 

Short courses build your social and employability skills, earning you certificates that can boost your CV.

Fika is easily accessible through the app or a web browser. You can download it from the App store or Google Play store. You’ll just need your college email address to log in.

Find out more about Fika through this short video