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TV to take a break to: A BoB playlist

We've put together a BoB playlist of television shows that might take you to another place and help you to unwind.  'Slow TV' journeys across New Zealand, travel shows, nature documentaries and windows into the arts; there is something for everyone to tune in to. No subscription, no adverts. Use your University of Brighton login to access these videos.

Creative Breaks

Taking a break from work and study is an important way to look after your physical and mental health. This could be something creative or physical, anything that allows you five minutes to do something different, preferably away from the screen! Here are some ideas from the Aldrich C Change team - our trademark recycled journal corner bookmarks and some homemade banana ice cream.

Reading for pleasure: Audiobooks, Magazines, Ebooks

Your local library provides access to online reading material such as ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. As well as digital copies of national and international newspapers, explore recent and historic editions of everything from Vogue magazine to BBC history as well as graphic novels from Marvel and Dark Horse amongst others. Find book group recommendations as well as themed lists if you need some inspiration.

Find out what your local library can offer you:

Brighton and Hove Libraries

East Sussex Libraries


Podcasts are a covenient and accessible way to introduce new information and ideas. Download onto your mobile device or PC and you can listen whenever and wherever suits you. Here are just a few podcasts that offer insights and practical tips on health and wellbeing.

The philosophy of Bruce Lee

Our featured staff pick is the Bruce Lee podcast. Bruce's daughter Shannon Lee talks with special guests about life, wisdom and being human. In this episode the listener is introduced to the art of zen as outlined in Lee's instructional book, The Tao of Jeet Kune Do. Our source says 'I always recommend martial arts to anyone as having loads of positive benefits for physical and mental health'. 

Mental Health Foundation: Podcasts for your wellbeing

Broad and well researched selection of podcasts on sleep, stress, exercise and mindfulness from a leading public engagement organisation.

Elizabeth Day: How to Fail

We don't always get it right. Elizabeth Day interviews guests on three perceived failures that have helped them through difficult times.

GABA: Guided Meditations

If you haven't found a guided meditation to work for you, try these. Featuring sounds from ABBA and The Prodigy, really!