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In this category you will find a range of short and long courses designed to help you to maintain and improve your health. 

By improving health outcomes, and increasing the number of people taking part in healthy lifestyle activities, we can support our own wellbeing and of those around us.

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This free OU course from Dr Caroline Heaney, is on Open Learn.  It enables you to examine how sport and exercise psychology can be used both to help minimise the risk of injury and to help people cope better with sport injury rehabilitation.

The coronavirus outbreak has changed daily life for us all in Scotland and has had a real impact on how many of us are feeling. It's ok to not feel yourself right now, and we have some great tips to help get you through it. Clear Your Head Scotland has tips and ideas on: Keeping moving, Creating routine, Looking after yourself, Staying in touch, Feeling calmer.

This free Open Learn course should be helpful to anyone who experiences panic or panic attacks, and anyone more generally interested in mental health and mental health treatment. Written by Roger Baker, Anna Stuflesser and Naomi Moller.

This free UCL course is on Future Learn. You will learn what we can all do to improve the quality of life and care for people living with different dementias, examining best practice and the limits of our current understanding.

Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). OpenLearn has pulled together some content on the virus and how to cope in these unprecedented times. Stay informed with regularly updated articles at introductory and intermediate levels.

Young Scot has put together lots of fun ideas, things to do and projects for if you're bored whilst in isolation or lockdown during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Take a look inside to find out more about the various sections. Or visit the site itself at

In this free course you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and cause them: pathogens. You will also learn about the immune system, the human body’s vital defence against pathogens. There are engaging videos and exciting animations to help you understand some more challenging concepts.

OpenLearn provides a sample of Level 1 study in Health and Social Care. Explore the very varied meanings of care relationships and how these meanings arise. Each carries its own particular meanings for those involved.

This free course from the Open University is available to start right now. You'll look at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and physics as well as gaining insight into healthier eating. It was produced with the kind support of Dangoor Education, the educational arm of The Exilarch's Foundation.