Free staff and student access to Fika App: Build your mental fitness

The University of Liverpool has partnered with mental fitness app Fika during COVID-19 to give all staff and students access to an additional tool to stay motivated, productive, focused and connected during this period of remote work and study.

In response to the global pandemic, Fika has created a dedicated series of programmes which give students the chance to learn from expert psychologists, other students, academics and professional athletes in five-minute video, audio and text programmes.

The programmes are specifically designed to help combat the challenges of remote study and the mental health impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Programmes and audio guides cover topics including:

  • Managing distractions and uncertainty
  • Maintaining motivation and positivity
  • Staying connected
  • Self-care
  • Healthy habits

Staff and students can gain invaluable insights into the science behind your mental health and develop the seven skills of Mental Fitness: focus, confidence, motivation, connection, positivity, meaning and managing stress.

Users can also take part in Fika’s daily community mental fitness workout where you can share your experiences, learn from other members of the community and cheer each other on.

Access to Fika’s COVID-19 package is FREE for all University of Liverpool students and staff.

How to download and log into the app

  1. Download Fika: Student Skills app from the Appstore / Google Play store or click this link
  2. Open the app and tap ‘Get started for Free’
  3. Confirm you are over 16 and agree to the Terms of Use & Privacy Policy
  4. Search for University of Liverpool in the institution list and select
  5. Enter your email address and a desired password
  6. Check your inbox for a verification email and click link within the email
  7. Complete registration and enjoy Fika.

Employee Assistance Programmefika

Where extra help is needed, as part of the University’s approach to wellbeing, we offer an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which is available to all staff 365 days a year.

  • Counselling including telephone, face-to-face and e-counselling
  • Manager support line providing a sounding board for handling difficult staff issues
  • Financial guidance including debt support and tax information
  • Legal guidance
  • Health and medical information including advice from an occupational health nurse

The confidential helpline number for staff is 0800 358 4858 (+44 141 271 7179 outside the UK). The online portal can be accessed here using the username UoL and the password EAP support.