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Free health video streaming service launches to help people stay well during the coronavirus lock-down

A new free online video service streaming health-focused content, including classes and interviews with key figures in the world of social prescribing, has launched.

HealthFlix, aiming to be the equivalent of Netflix for people interested in health-related content, has already secured more than a hundred videos with leading figures discussing health, wellness and lifestyle.

The streaming service launches on March 31st and promises health-related content to help people during coronavirus isolation

The service hopes to help viewers stay healthy, combat stress and achieve good sleep during self-isolation to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Alongside the College of Medicine chair, Dr Michael Dixon, big-name speakers include Ruby Wax, Dean Ornish, Daniel Siegel, Stephen Porges and Bessel van der Kolk.

After being broadcast live, the sessions will be available to catch up on via the HealthFlix website and dedicated YouTube channel.

Healthflix founder Heather Mason, of The Minded Institute, told the College of Medicine ahead of the launch: “HealthFlix is for everyone, completely free, and has one aim – to help people.

Mental health campaigner Ruby Wax also features in content on Healthflix

“With so many people suddenly confined to their homes, there’s never been a better time to learn easy skills and build new habits.

“These are practices you’ll want to hold on to and develop in the long-term, whatever your circumstances.”

Ruby Wax, comedian and mental health campaigner, said she was excited to be involved in HealthFlix: “People ask, ‘What do we do now?’ I think, ‘We Evolve’.

“Now that we’ve got the time – as the busy-ness has skeeched to a halt – we might as well try.”

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