Wellbeing Resources - Books and Podcasts

There is a wealth of information around health and wellbeing at our fingertips. We've put together a selection of our favourite podcasts, apps, videos, websites and books that are all geared towards impoving your wellbeing.

Podcasts/Audio

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Podcasts can be a great source of information on so many wellbeing topics. They can also be used to make you laugh, to help you feel less alone, or as a distraction when you are feeling anxious.

Why not have a look at our recommended wellbeing podcasts below and have a listen to one on your way to or from work tomorrow?


Mental Health
  • Just About Coping by Mental Health First Aid England - guests discuss their lived experiences, passions, latest projects, and try and answer the question; how can we create a world where everyone is coping?
  • Happy Place by Fearne Cotton - Fearne talks to different celebrities about all things wellbeing
  • The Mental Illness Happy Hour with Paul Gilmartin - a safe space that explores mental illness, trauma, addiction and negative thinking
  • NHS Mental Wellbeing Audio Guides - a series of mental wellbeing audio guides to help you boost your mood
  • Mental Health Foundation Podcast - a wide range of topics including body image and challenging the myths around OCD.
Sleep
  • Sleep With Me by Drew Ackerman - bedtime stories to help grown ups fall asleep
  • Yoga nidra - guided meditation to help you fall asleep
Physical Health & Fitness
Finance
Sustainability
  • Sustainability Podcasts by Forge Radio - these have been put together by staff and students, with topics including sustainable travel and diet
  • New Year Solutions by the BBC - discussing the things ordinary people can do to help make a difference to global warming
  • No Meat Athlete - Vegan and vegetarian nutrition, running and training tips, and healthy lifestyle and habit change

Apps

Apps

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We spend an average of 3 hours and 15 minutes on our phones every day!

Why not download one of our recommended apps and use some of this time to improving your wellbeing?

Mental Health
  • CALM - a meditation and relaxation aid  to boost confidence and reduce stress and anxiety
  • Headspace - provides a basics course into meditation and mindullness
  • Feeling Good: positive mindset recommended by the NHS- mindfullness to help you build confidence, energy and a positive mindset
  • SilverCloud - an online course to help you manage stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Thrive - use games to track your mood and learn methods to take conrol of stress and anxiety
Sleep
  • Pzizz - recommended by the NHS to help you quickly calm your mind, fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed
  • Headspace - create the conditions for a restful night’s sleep with sleepcasts, music, and other unique audio experiences
  • Calm - sleep stories and meditation aimed to help you sleep
Physical Health & Fitness
  • Couch To 5k by the NHS - go from an absolute beginner to running a 5k in 9 weeks
  • Daily Yoga - guided yoga for beginners to advanced yogis
  • My Fitness Pal - a free app that helps you to track your macronutrients and exercise
  • Clue - helps you track your period and ovulation to understand how your body works
  • Yum - an app recipe database - get inspiration for meals and suggestions based on what foods you like
  • First Aid by British Red Cross - featuring simple, easy-to-learn skills for a range of first aid situations.
Finance
  • Money Dashboard - gives you an overview of your finances and allows you to categorise spending and view habits
  • Splitwise - helps to keep track of shared expenses with friends and family
Sustainability
  • Oreeco - helps to combat climate change by calculating your carbon footprint and offeirng tips to help you reduce it
  • Giki - a 'sustainable shopping companion', which helps you to see how ethical your food shop is and suggests swaps
  • Refresh Go Green - turn your everyday into a more sustainable one through small and simple steps

Videos

Videos

Mental Health
  • Managing Student Mental Health as a Personal Tutor by RARA - tips on looking after your own mental health while supporting students
  • CALM youtube channel - meditation, mindfullness, masterclasses and lots more
  • MIND youtube channel - videos on a range of topics from the mental health charity, MIND.
Sleep
  • CALM youtube channel - sleep stories, white noise and sleep masterclasses
Physical Health & Fitness
Sustainability

Books

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Books

Reading books is a great way to relax and unwind.

Studies have shown that it can improve your health in other ways too, such as helping you sleep and improving your memory.

At Juice, we're all about the 5 ways to wellbeing, one of which is Keep Learning. Why not have a read of one of our recommended wellbeing books and learn something new?

Mental Health
Sleep
Physical Health & Fitness
  • BOSH -  a plant based recipe book filled with delicious food
  • Veggie Lean in 15 by Joe Wicks - quick, easy and health recipes and workout tips
  • Feel Better In 5 by Dr Rangan Chatterjee - 5 minute daily tips to improve your wellbeing
Finance