Mindfulness is a practice that helps you manage your wellbeing and mental health. There's evidence to support the practice of Mindfulness reduces the symptoms and impact of stress. The Charity have a range of resources to help you consider and practice mindful techniques.
The Charity for Civil Servants offers free access to self-study courses and introductions to mindfulness provided by Breathworks:
- The Breathworks Community of Practice platform – explore the community space, join in fortnightly live online practice sessions, and chat to other community members.
A Taste of Mindfulness – this short, self-led introductory course, explores what mindfulness is and offers short taster practices to try. It’s a great place to start your journey with mindfulness. Once registered, you will need the following enrolment key: CivilService1*.
One Month of Mindfulness – this course explores mindfulness in a little more depth and offers more variety of practices to support you in developing equilibrium and inner strength, no matter what is going on in your life or at work! The course is divided into four ‘weeks’ so you could take it one week at a time.
Getting started on the Breathworks Community of Practice platform
- Click on the blue Access button.
- Create an account: add your first name and last name and click next in the top right hand corner. Then add your email address and password and click create account in the top right hand corner.
You'll have access to the fortnightly live practice sessions, monthly videos and more including the following courses:
If you have problems registering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the different images to download your Mind Bite.
We’re working with ‘Mind…Your Own Business’ – a group of civil servants passionate about improving wellbeing and supporting the Civil Services’ vision in making it a great place to work.
Mind...Your Own Business promotes the different ways you can practice mindfulness using everyday activities through a series of easy to use 'Mind Bites' downloads.
Read about mindfulness
If you’d prefer to read more about Mindfulness, we offer a free downloadable booklet. Find this and have it sent straight to your inbox by visiting the ‘Resilience’ section of our Wellbeing Hub. Order printed copies of this and our range of booklets for staff or wellbeing rooms.