Welcome to School of Better! This is your free online learning space, delivered by experts. Here you can take short courses on food, body and mind, to build your knowledge and empower yourself to live better each day.
In this course, obstetrician Dr Danielle Wilkins guides you through what to expect through 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester - for both you and your baby.
The first trimester
The second trimester
The third trimester
In this series of lessons, obstetrician Dr Danielle Wilkins takes you through what to know during the exciting, yet exhausting, time after bringing your newborn home.
After the baby is born
Taking care of yourself and your newborn
Health expert Dr Bridie O’Donnell gives you an introduction to the human body, with a series of lessons that explore our biological makeup, how illnesses are diagnosed, and how we can improve our physical fitness and wellbeing.
Increasing physical health
Trying to get pregnant? This course preps you on how to optimise your fertility, how to prepare your body for your pregnancy journey and more.
Preparing to conceive
Trying to conceive
Dr Bridie O’Donnell shares incredible insights about genetics, what our family history can mean for us and the study of epigenetics.
Physiology of growth and development
Genetics and heredity
Changing what you’ve been given
Leading nutrition professor David Cameron-Smith takes you through everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the mind-gut connection; from the unique composition of the microbiota, to the latest research gut health and mental wellbeing.
The microbiome and the gut-brain axis
Can mental health affect the gut and vice versa?
A healthy diet is good for mental health
In these 3 interactive lessons Billy Falkingham takes you through the fascinating process of digestion, and all the factors that can affect your gut health - as well as what to watch out for.
Upper GI events
Lower GI events
GI intolerances and allergies
Leading nutrition expert Professor David Cameron-Smith takes you through a series of lessons covering the essential building blocks of a healthy diet. Learn about the different types of nutrients the body needs to function at its best, and discover how you can achieve the right balance.
Dr Luke Martin guides you through his top tips for managing anxiety. You’ll learn how to identify the most common types of anxiety conditions, and useful strategies and tools for managing them. By the end of the course you’ll be better equipped to help yourself, or someone you love, deal with anxiety.
What you need to know about anxiety
Common types of anxiety
Clinical psychologist Emily Toner walks you through the benefits exercise can have on your mental wellbeing. From studies measuring the effectiveness of exercise vs antidepressants, to recommendations on staying motivated, you’ll learn how to take action when it comes to your mental health.
Exercise and your brain
Exercise, mood and mental health
Exercise and taking action
Leading psychologist Emily Toner guides you through a series of lessons that provide a deeper understanding of what goes on inside our minds.
Psychologist and mind expert Emily Toner introduces you to positive psychology and how you can hack your happiness with the science behind wellbeing.
Knowing my values
Living my strengths
Emily is a clinical psychologist with a research background in behavioural neuroscience and positive psychology.
Dr Bridie O’Donnell is a medical doctor and educator at Epworth Health Check, National and Oceania cycling champion and doctor on The Project.
Professor David Cameron-Smith is Chair in Nutrition at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland.
Billy Falkingham is the founder and editor of be. magazine, Medibank’s food, exercise and wellbeing publication.