Strength to Endure Resilience Program

Program Overview

In response to COVID-19 and with the goal of giving back to the healthcare community, OpusVi has partnered with the University of Exeter to develop this micro-course designed for frontline healthcare workers to strengthen resilience, improve overall well-being, and navigate the incredibly challenging times at present and to come.

Recognizing that the same strategies used by elite athletes to endure high-pressure moments could be leveraged by healthcare workers facing immense stress, we’ve teamed up with experts at the University of Exeter, the No. 2 University for Sports Science in the UK according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, to deliver a mobile app-based learning experience and help healthcare workers develop strategies to enable them to function at their best, even under the most difficult conditions.


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Top UK University for Sports Science in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020


Top UK University in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Program Delivery

This micro-course is delivered via EdApp, which is an award winning, mobile first microlearning platform with integrated authoring, spaced repetition, and gamification.

Learn to be more resilient through an app that is easy to use and can be accessed anytime on your iOS or Andoid mobile device. The 1-hour long program can be completed in bite-size pieces of a few minutes a day alongside a busy work schedule.

Giving Back to Communities

We believe healthcare workers are real-life superheroes, which is why we created this program to support them in self-care during these stressful times that create a high risk of burnout. All profits from this program will be donated to local nursing and frontline staff charities, including nursing foundations across the U.S. and healthcare charities in the UK.

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

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Program Outline

The Strength to Endure program empowers you and teaches you how to optimize your mental and physical energy by maintaining well-being, preparing for adversity, and applying mental skills in the moment. This hour-long course is broken up into bite-sized pieces so you can easily learn for a few minutes at a time. Course materials include a collection of references and downloadable resources including meal plans and worksheets.

Psyching Up Your Mindset

  • Mental Toughness: Your Available Mental Reserves
  • Functional Mental Toughness: Developing a Resilient Mindset
  • Thrive: Optimizing Your Mental Toughness
  • Prepare: Planning and Preparation for Challenges
  • Activate: Taking Charge in the Moment
  • Activate: Improving Self-Talk
  • Activate: Tipping the Balance
  • Activate: Constructive Evaluation

Fueling Up For Shift Work

  • Meals: Eating Well to Thrive
  • Snacks: Keeping Hunger Under Control
  • Drinks: Staying Hydrated During Long Shifts

Keeping Up With Shift Work

  • Meal Patterns: Planning How You Fuel Up
  • Shift Work and Sleep: Timing and Practical Tips

A Collection of References and Downloadable Resources

  • Improve your mental health and wellness
  • Increase mental toughness in times of high stress
  • Learn strategies to take care of your nutrition and hydration
  • Gain tools and develop skills from sports sciences
  • You will earn 1 CEU/CME from ANCC or AMCC

All healthcare workers working on the front lines internationally, including:

  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Paramedics
  • Healthcare assistants
  • Respiratory physiotherapists
  • Radiographers
  • Physician assistants
  • Pharmacists

About the University of Exeter

Exeter is ranked No. 10 in the world for sport-related subjects in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and is consistently ranked in the top 3 in the UK for Sports Science in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. 98% of the University’s research is rated as being of international quality, with 82% rated world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and Exeter has a “Gold” Rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment.

The University of Exeter combines teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world-class research. Ranked top 15 in all the UK’s major league tables, Exeter is a Russell Group institution with over 23,500 students from more than 130 countries around the world.