We have been taught how to stay physically fit, but what about our Mental Fitness?

  • Our confidence and focus?
  • Our motivation and positivity?
  • Our connection with others?
  • Our sense of meaning?
  • Our flexibility and adaptability to change?
  • Our ability to harness stress positively?
  • Our self-management?
  • Our optimism?

These essential skills need exercise too!  That’s why BSDC has partnered with Fika to give our students free access to an innovative mental fitness app.

Fika helps to improve the seven skills of mental fitness - connection, stress, meaning, positivity, focus, motivation and confidence - with a range of 5-minute exercises which can easily be fit into your day. There are also regular 60-second ‘Thought for the Day’ videos in-app and on demand where students from across the country share their mental fitness tips.

The app focuses on a different skill per month and you can work your way through courses to earn endorsed certificates, which can be added to your CV and LinkedIn profile.

To download the app, go to the App Store/Google Play and search for ‘Fika’. Students can then use their college email address to register and create a password.

Contact Details

Contact Details


Burton and South Derbyshire College
Tel: 01283 494400

Town Centre Campus


Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

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