Motivate LJMU

'Motivate LJMU' is a project from the School of Sport and Exercise Science that could help you get active and become healthier from home, thanks to their suite of online resources.

All LJMU staff have exclusive access to four different 12-week exercise programmes that have been developed by world-leading researchers, ranging from walking to higher intensity exercise (this is all based on YOUR choice, we just guide your experience).

There is also the opportunity to receive a free basic health check, (which you will complete in your own home), a 12-week personalised exercise programme and ongoing support from the research team.

This initiative has already proved popular amongst our community, furthermore, the programme has attracted national interest and progress covered by the BBC for their “The Truth About...” series.

Some comments received are:

“This programme has really motivated and encouraged me to increase my activity levels and do more structured exercise. My exercise programme is tailored to my preferences and very flexible to fit in with me and my everyday life to keep it enjoyable.”

“So far it has been great, everything I need to measure my heath arrived in a box on my door step! The exercise has been personalised to my needs with loads of extra information available on the website too. The staff running the project are lovely and are always happy to answer my questions.” 

“I am really enjoying it. The big thing for me is the confidence in the plan. If I were trying to do this myself I wouldn't have got this far. The information, support and feedback has really inspired me to keep going.”

If this is something you might be interested in, visit the MotivateLJMU website.

If you have any further queries please email

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Staff can use the Vivup EAP service to speak to a trained counsellor 24/7, 365 days a year. To access the support line, call 0330 380 0658 and mention you are LJMU staff or visit the website.