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World Health Day - 7th April 2021


Today (7th April 2021) celebrates World Health Day – an annual celebration to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization. The theme of this year's World Health Day is building a fairer, healthier world for everyone. With that in mind, here are four activities to help improve not only your health but also those around you in the broader community.


1. Free 30-minute bike ride

West Midlands Cycle Hire launched last month and is a fun, healthy and sustainable way to travel. Improve your health while also helping to reduce carbon admission. To celebrate West Midlands Cycle Hire's launch, you can enjoy your first 30-minute bike ride for free. Find out more;


2. Digital Workshops in partnership with Mind

Mind is a national charity that supports anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Through advice, support, and workshops, Mind aims to raise awareness and understanding of mental health. In April, Mind will be hosting three digital workshops. These events are free to attend and are open to both staff and students. Find out more and register via the links below.


3. Walk and Talk

Early this year, we created a series of Walk & Talk interviews, where we went out and spoke to several sporting individuals about their experiences. You can relisten to series here – we hope that they inspire you to go out, keep active and have conversations.


4. Lateral Flow Testing

As restrictions ease, we must Stay Safe to reduce the spread of Covid-19. In line with government advice, if you are travelling to campus, we strongly urge both staff and students to get an asymptomatic rapid lateral flow test before accessing any work or study spaces. If you are regularly attending, you should have two tests each week, three days apart. If you are occasionally attending, you should take one test - and we recommend doing this as close to your arrival on campus as possible. All of our campuses now offer on-site testing, or you can also book online via these links;


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