Mental Fitness

Fika is underpinned by our proprietary mental fitness science. Check out the latest articles from our Behavioural Science team. And find out more about the benefits of bringing mental fitness training to your workplace.

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Creating a Workforce of Mental Athletes: Unlocking the Power of Mental Fitness

How do you build a team of mental athletes at work? Use mental fitness to boost productivity, overcome burnout, and achieve peak performance.

Sara Cruz
June 26, 2023
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How I use anxiety to my advantage as a registered psychologist Dr Fran, one anxious Psychologist!

Anxiety is the theme for mental health awareness week this year. As a Psychologist, I could write a whole article on the science of anxiety. 

Dr Fran Longstaff
May 30, 2023
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Mental Fitness: The key to wellbeing and performance.

Our mental health isn't something we should only pay attention to when we're struggling. Psychologists have been working on a recipe for both success and happiness. And mental fitness is the key ingredient. And just like our physical fitness, it’s something that we need to work on proactively. 

Alex Richards
April 6, 2023
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The science behind Fika’s proprietary Mental Fitness Scale and its predictive qualities

Just like physical fitness is made up of different systems and structures, so is mental fitness - the 7 skills of mental fitness which include; confidence, positivity, focus, motivation, meaning, connection and stress management. At Fika we have validated our own proprietary mental fitness scale to quantify the role that mental fitness plays in these outcomes at an individual, team and organisational level. While also using it to inform our smart recommendation engine.

Dr Fran Longstaff
February 17, 2023
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Winning the Battle Against Burnout at Work: How Teamwork and Sport Can Help

Walking the thin line between burning bright and burning out is a challenge in the modern world of work. Despite employers best efforts, people are still exhausted, detached, and feeling "stuck". But burnout is rarely about the individual. It's about the environment where the individual works in. We surveyed the workforce to find out and developed a new approach to burnout prevention that tackles it at an organisational level.

Dr Fran Longstaff
January 23, 2023
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Lost your mojo? [5 techniques to try when you’re just not feeling it]

Temperatures have dropped and summer is well and truly over. And as sunrise gets later so does our wake up time which means early morning runs and gym routines start to slide.

Dr Amanda McNamee
November 9, 2022
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How to model mental fitness at work

Culture starts at the top - so as leaders, the first step we can take to creating a culture of mental fitness in our organisations is to become mental fitness role models ourselves. 

Dr Fran Longstaff
January 28, 2022
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How to turn your leaders into mental fitness role models

The Great Resignation. COVID-19. Hybrid. Today’s managers and leaders face the perfect storm of headwinds – and two years on from the start of the pandemic, they’re running on empty.

Dr Fran Longstaff
January 20, 2022
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Your mental health is within your control

The truth is it’s no wonder we’re so bad at acknowledging our mental fitness as our own responsibility, when as a society we haven’t been given the knowledge, skills or value system that would enable us to manage it. 

Rose Wilkinson
January 14, 2022
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Mental Fitness starts with our leaders

I’m sure at some point in our career we’ve all sat in front of a line manager and had a conversation about how overwhelmed or overworked we feel.

Dr Fran Longstaff
December 6, 2021
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It's time to celebrate positive mental health

When are we going to start celebrating it, not just keep trying to 'fix' it?

Gareth Fryer
November 15, 2021
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