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  • How can an app help Gen Zers adjust to uni life?
  • How can an app help Gen Zers adjust to uni life?
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Fika: changing the discourse on student mental health

There are countless ways in which to keep yourself physically fit – from a morning jog to bouldering to a regular kick-about – but how can you maintain mental wellbeing? Targeting students as they adjust to adulthood, the Fika app offers easy-to-follow routines to encourage emotional exercise.

Location United Kingdom

Scope
Few prospective students enter the world of grubby halls and pasta diets without hearing that university will be the best time of their life. However, for many, the promises of life-long friendships, crazy parties, and engaging lectures give way to a harsh reality of day-to-day loneliness, academic stress, and social anxiety. With university students in the UK reporting poorer mental health than ever before, counselling services are struggling to keep up with the demand for support. But Fika is changing the discourse by providing quick and easy-to-follow emotional fitness routines, championing a preventative approach that helps students navigate the ...

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