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What is Wellbeing?

In line with Government guidelines in response to Covid-19, all services have moved online. You can fine out more at and

"Wellbeing, put simply, is about ‘how we are doing’ as individuals, communities and as a nation. Improving wellbeing is a key measure of success, something for us all to aim for, now and for the future."


What wellbeing initiatives are on offer at MDX? #WellbeingMDX


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.

Canine Teaching Assistants

Come and say hello to out furry friends at our weekly drop in with our lovely dogs. 

Currently running every Monday 10:30-12:00 in Sunny Hill House meeting room, you can just drop in and get some cuddles!


Westminster Drugs Project Monthly Drop In

On a monthly basis, you can come along for an informal chat with a drugs and alcohol adviser from Westminster Drugs Project. Held at Sunny Hill House. Dates for 19/20 academic year TBC.

Monthly Autism Drop In

If you have autism, or if you think you might have, the service is here to help you around with a whole range of services. Available at Sunny Hill House on a monthly drop in basis. Dates for 19-20 academic year TBC.

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. 

Big White Wall

As an MDX student you have free access to Big White Wall;  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.

Support for LGBTQ+ students

Book of the month

Wellbeing reads

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Copyright acknowledgements for images used on this site go to Benefits Pro, Westminster Drugs Project, Barnet Mencap, Fika, NHS, Student Minds Blog, TEDX, Happiness Pulse, Men's Radio Station, CALM,, Irish Times, Mental Health Foundation, BBC, Time to Change, Research Gate, Trading View, Love is Respect, Watt Pad, Blaze Press, Ready Fire Aim, London Survivor's Gateway, Dreamstime, Pinterest.