Vivup EAP self-help workbooks and 24/7 helpline
Whatever mental health, physical, financial or personal issue you are facing, if you feel you need some support, speak to a trained counsellor 24/7, 365 days a year. To access the confidential support helpline, call 0330 380 0658 and mention you are LJMU staff.
Alternatively, visit the Vivup website where you will find a selection of self-help workbooks on various subjects from stress and anxiety, to sleep and alcohol advice.
Beginner-Friendly Yoga for Stress Relief with Robin Ellis (pre-recorded)
This session will guide you through gentle stretches and exercises to help soften and release parts of the body that can get tight/painful with stress, especially the back, neck and shoulders. You'll discover some easy to follow breathing and mindfulness techniques you can use anywhere/anytime to feel more calm and relaxed. Wear something you can move and breathe freely in, and have a mat/folded blanket to lie on to protect you from the floor. Please use caution and discuss any medical conditions with your GP. This session was delivered by YinYan.
Desk Yoga for Improved Posture & Alignment with Robin Ellis (pre-recorded)
This session will guide you through easy to follow stretches that ease tension and stiffness in your back, neck and shoulders. You'll work on correct alignment as you stretch and mobilise the muscles and joints that can get tight from sitting/working for long periods. There’s no need to have a mat or even get changed as the focus is on things you can do to feel better wherever you are. If you have injury/pain you have a lot to gain. Please use caution, listen to your body and do as little or as much as feels right for you. This session was delivered by YinYan.
Optimise Your Brain Power with Robin Ellis (pre-recorded)
During this talk, discover how our brains work to help harness the power of our minds. You’ll look at some of the things our brains are incredibly good at, and examine some of the most common, but not always helpful ways we react to stress and anxiety. By understanding how our minds work, we can look after them better and try to ensure that it is a wonderful servant, rather than a dangerous master. There will be some guided 'exercises' that can be good for your mind, and optional opportunities for you to share your thoughts and experiences. This session is delivered by YinYan.
Beginner-Friendly Pilates with Katerina Hill (pre-recorded)
This class will work your whole body using the breath to flow from one movement to the next. Together we'll focus on improving your core strength, coordination and balance to help create improved posture and alignment. Wear something you can move and breathe freely in and have a mat/folded blanket to lie on to protect you from the floor. This class can be beneficial for many types of injury/stiffness. Please use caution and discuss any medical conditions with your teacher/GP beforehand. This session is delivered by YinYan.
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You can access more than 100 on-demand virtual fitness classes via the Technogym Mywellness app. To sign up, simply create an account using your LJMU email address, then download the app and log in to access the classes.
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Dr Peter Malinowski, Reader in the Natural Sciences and Psychology department, and experienced Mindfulness Practitioner has written some useful information about the practice of mindfulness and how it can be applied during uncertain times.
Peter has recorded a series of videos to help understand the process and guided mindfulness sessions for practice:
LJMU have partnered with a programme to help people through COVID-19 by developing emotional coping strategies and support with how to deal with grief and loss.
SilverCloud is a self-help cognitive behaviour therapy programme, offering a variety of modules to support us all in our day-to-day lives during the pandemic and beyond.
There are modules on depression, anxiety, stress and body image, as well as the new module on COVID-19. To find out more watch this video and visit the SilverCloud website to get started.
Togetherall is an award-winning online mental health and wellbeing service designed to help people get support, take control and feel better. It provides 24/7 peer and professional support, plus a range of wellbeing tools to help people self-manage their mental wellbeing. There is also a series of evidence-based courses available.
To find out more watch this video and visit the Togetherall website to get started.
These sessions focus on raising awareness of how to respond positively to periods of acute stress and pressure, by building resilience and the capability to respond to challenging events.
Looking at tools, techniques and methods that can help create a resilient attitude.
Contact Jason Boulter for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org.