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What is Wellbeing?

Your wellbeing is affected by your physical health as well as your mental health, and a number of other factors. We have identified 5 key factors that come together to create and influence your wellbeing:

Your health 

 Your leisure time and activities 

  Your studies   

 Your identity and community

Your career and employment prospects

You can find read more about support we have in place across these 5 areas on our #TeamMDX wellbeing resource page.

Our approach to wellbeing at Middlesex is one of health promotion, meaning that we encourage you to keep looking after your wellbeing and health proactively, but to also reach out for support when you need it. We encourage you to do this as soon as you feel like you need support rather than waiting. You can find a summary of Support and Wellbeing at Middlesex on UniHub which includes information on how services are operating in a Covid-secure way. Take a read of our Student Health Guide below, and read up more on your health as a student on our Health Guide pages. 

What wellbeing initiatives are on offer at MDX?


Fika is an app exclusively free for MDX students. Fika helps you to work on your mental fitness, just in the same way that going for a walk helps your physical fitness. You can do a 5 minute daily exercise here on the app which will help you to develop your confidence, self-esteem and resilience to help you to remain well during your time here at Middlesex and beyond.

Move More, Get More with MDXMoves

Use your mobile phone to track your steps and start claiming free stuff on campus! Welcome to our wellbeing initiative MDXMoves. To put it simply exercise to score MDXMove points. Walk, run, cycle, or anything else to stay active, all activities count! You are rewarded with points that can be redeemed for a variety of goodies from retailers and brands both on and off campus. Get things like free coffees, massage, gym memberships, Graze boxes and more.

Fitness Pod

The Fitness Pod is our fitness facility right here on campus, located on the lower ground floor of MDX House. We offer no joining fee, no contract, no hassle memberships.

The  Fitness Pod gym has a variety of  fitness equipment, incorporating an exciting new Multi Functional rig alongside our range of machines and free weights. The Fitness Pod also offers ladies only gym sessions on Thursday 10.00 - 11.00am.

Thrive, ground floor Sheppard Library

A collection of health and wellbeing books and resources in a relaxing and open space. Use this space to read, relax and see what wellbeing initiatives are on offer for you across the university. 


As an MDX student you have free access to togetherall;  a well-established online platform that gives you the opportunity to connect emotionally and anonymously with others, in a safe forum with 24/7 moderation by trained professionals.

Accessible any time of the day or night, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, Big White Wall has a range of resources and programmes to enable you to express yourself in any way you choose.

For example there is art and/or music therapy, self-help materials to explore your feelings and improve your own wellbeing, or simply a space to get things off your chest.

Whether you are thriving, surviving, or striving, there is something for every member of the #TeamMDX community.


UNIHEADS is a free 20 minute mental health training course. You’ll learn how to look after your wellbeing and mental health, how to support a friend who might be struggling, learn how to stay well in light of Covid-19 and be signposted to university and SU resources and support. You can start the course and come back to it at any time.

Interesting resources


Book of the month

Wellbeing reads

Accessing HealthCare as a Student

Vanessa White

LinkedIn Learning & wellbeing resources

LinkedIn Learning is part of the LinkedIn network. It is a website packed full of videos, tutorials and fully-curated courses taught by recognised industry experts. 

As a Middlesex University student, you have free access to this valuable resource, with which you can learn new business, technology and creative skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.  Use your subscription to this website to develop, supplement and enhance your learning and/or professional career at Middlesex University. Here are some LinkedIn Learning wellbeing resources. 

Supporting your Wellbeing During times of Change and Uncertainty

Supporting your Mental Health while working from home

Avoiding Burnout

Staying Positive and Productive during Uncertainty

Developing Resilience & Grit

You can find out more about LinkedIn Learning on the LinkedIn Learning LibGuide: