Mindfulness is a technique you can learn which involves making a special effort to notice what’s happening in the present moment (in your mind, body and surroundings) – without judging anything. It has roots in Buddhism and meditation, but 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.

Breathing exercises disclaimer: anyone experiencing breathing difficulties should not take part in breathing exercises unless you have consulted with a medical professional and they have advised that it is safe for you to do so.

Meditation:

Colouring:

Guided Exercises to do at home: