California, U.S.— LinkedIn Learning’s Mindfulness and mental health courses are now free.
Last month, LinkedIn announced that in order to help people through the effects of the global pandemic, they would be offering a range of free mental health and mindfulness courses. This week, the California-based social media company has announced that there are six free courses in mindfulness and mental health that they are giving in order to hep people adjust to the new work / life balance.
LinkedIn has highlighted the rise in free yoga and meditation courses online.
“Over the past month, three-times as many people watched mindfulness and stress management courses on LinkedIn Learning than the previous month,” a LinkedIn spokesperson tells us. As we can all appreciate, this rise in online mental health courses is a result of COVID-10 anxiety. “We think it’s safe to assume that people are looking for ways to navigate this new normal.”
In this time of self-isolation when the majority of people are stuck at home, we have lost our sense of organisation and structure. “The boundaries between work and personal are more blurred than ever,” the LinkedIn spokesperson says. “The entire family is home at all times, our friends and coworkers are physically distanced, and the places we go to fill up and recharge are closed. And arguably most challenging of all, we’re not sure how long this will last.”
Coronavirus has causes a spike in mental health conditions, especially anxiety, says The Guardian. This is likely to get worse unless individual’s take significant steps to avoid it. One of the most popular solutions has been practicing online mental health courses and fitness courses. And many numerous celebrities, nonprofits, and mental health organisation have created virtual mindfulness courses, meditation classes, yoga classes and more, to help combat the rise in mental health problems.
LinkedIn is looking to add their own support through their free courses.
LinkedIn Learning’s Mental Health & Mindfulness Courses
The social media platform has announced six learning courses that they are hopeful will help individual’s overcome the anxiety surrounding the global pandemic.
- Mindfulness Practices
- The Mindful Workday
- Mindful Meditations for Work and Life
- Manage Stress for Positive Change
- How to Manage Feeling Overwhelmed
- Balancing Work and Life
As you can tell, the majority of these courses are based around mindfulness, the practice of focusing on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. These and other techniques can help to stop the stress.
There are also free courses designed to help people manage the financial crisis, including job-seeking advice and courses for business owners.
You can checkout LinkedIn Learning’s free courses here.