It’s Mindful Monday and we have resources on all things mindfulness and mental health support, to share with you.
Being mindful is being aware of your thoughts, feelings, the world around you and just being in the present. Mindfulness is a technique that you can practice to purposely bring your attention to the present moment through meditation or other techniques.
It can be so easy to get caught up in life and not take time to realise what is taking place around you. Being more mindful is a great way to help your mental wellbeing and to enjoy life a little bit more by understanding yourself and your surroundings.
Mindful breathing is a great way to start to help you keep calm and be in the present. Check out this mindful breathing exercise from Every Mind Matters:
There are a variety of mindfulness tips available from the different support networks below:
- Mind – A selection of helpful mindfulness exercises to try, from mindful walking to colouring and even meditation.
- NHS – Different ways to try to help yourself become more mindful including noticing the world around you and trying new experiences.
- Bupa – Top tips for positive mindfulness and ways to improve your mental wellbeing with small changes in your life.
If you would prefer to take part in a course to learn how to practice mindfulness, you can select from the ones below:
- Valleys Steps – Online courses available at different dates and times, covering sessions on mindfulness and stress management from the comfort of your own home.
- NHS – Be Mindful: a £30 online course that guides you through the elements of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).
- Mind – a selection of courses to help you learn mindfulness techniques, depending on what you would prefer to learn.
Try to take a little time out of your day to be more mindful and see what difference it makes to your mental wellbeing.
If you or someone you know is struggling with your mental health, we want you to know you are not alone and there is help and support out there to access.
Reach out to someone you trust, a family member, a friend, a doctor or get in touch with a mental health charity to discuss how you are feeling and to get the help you may need.
If you are a young person or have a young person living with you at home who is struggling with their mental health, there are lots of services available that provide help and support, here.
If you need support from Trivallis, please contact us.
For more wellbeing advice and support, check out #TrivallisWeekofWellbeing on our website and social media.
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