Free Online Courses to Help with Your Wellbeing during Lockdown

Carolyn

Founder at MoocLab
Staff member
Navigating the new disruptions to our lives caused by the coronavirus pandemic may lead to feelings of isolation and anxiety, and it is important that we take care of both our minds and our bodies.

Here is a list of top free online courses to help you and your loved ones stay happy and mentally strong during these uncertain times:

Click on a course title to go to the course page.

The Science of Happiness
University of California, Berkeley via edX
The first MOOC to teach positive psychology. Learn science-based principles and practices for a happy, meaningful life.

The Science of Well-Being
Yale University via Coursera
In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.

The Science of Everyday Thinking
The University of Queensland via edX
Learn how to think better, argue better, and choose better.

A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment
Indian School of Business via Coursera
This course draws content from a variety of fields, including psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral decision theory to offer a tested and practical recipe for leading a life of happiness and fulfillment.

Existential Well-being Counseling: A Person-centered Experiential Approach
KU Leuven University via edX
Explore existential themes in your personal and professional life. Develop strengths and counseling skills to improve your well-being and the well-being of others.

Positive Psychology
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via Coursera
This course discusses research findings in the field of positive psychology, conducted by Barbara Fredrickson and her colleagues. It also features practical applications of this science that you can put to use immediately to help you live a full and meaningful life.

COVID-19: Helping Young People Manage Low Mood and Depression
University of Reading via FutureLearn
Explore practical ways to help young people manage their mood and maintain healthy habits during the coronavirus pandemic.

De-Mystifying Mindfulness
Universiteit Leiden via Coursera
Mindfulness has become the basis for numerous therapeutic interventions, both as a treatment in healthcare and as a means of enhancing well-being and happiness.

Maintaining a Mindful Life
Monash University via FutureLearn
Learn how to apply mindfulness techniques, so you can improve your communication, relationships and emotional health.

Digital Wellbeing
University of York via FutureLearn
Do digital technologies affect our wellbeing? Explore the concepts of health, relationships and society in the digital age.

Music For Wellness
Berklee College of Music via edX
Learn how music can help reduce stress and improve your health, and well-being.

Managing Your Health: The Role of Physical Therapy and Exercise
University of Toronto via Coursera
Managing Your Health: The Role of Physical Therapy and Exercise will introduce learners to the concepts and benefits of physical therapy and exercise.

Nutrition and Wellbeing
University of Aberdeen via FutureLearn
Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about nutrition, health and lifestyle today, on this free nutrition course.

Staying Fit
StanfordOnline via edX
This course is designed for anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in learning, developing and maintaining healthy eating, exercise, and sleep habits.
 

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Carolyn

Founder at MoocLab
Staff member
Thanks. How do you think these courses can help prepare me for my exams?
These courses are designed to help with your mental well being and productivity. However, if you are looking for courses specific to your exams, please share what exams you are taking and I may be able to guide you.
 
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