What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a technique which involves taking notice of what’s happening in the present moment (in your mind, body and surroundings) – without judging anything. You don’t have to be spiritual, or have any particular beliefs, to try it.

It aims to help you:

  • become more self-aware
  • feel calmer and less stressed
  • feel more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings
  • cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts
  • be kinder towards yourself.

Studies show that practicing mindfulness can help to manage a range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and stress.