Following national guidance, we are open and here to help anyone who may be in need of our services. We are currently offering appointments either by telephone, through online video consultations or face to face (in line with our COVID-19 guidelines). For advice on coping with COVID-19, please read our advice page here.

Introduction to mindfulness

Free NHS wellbeing workshops

Our Introduction to Mindfulness workshop is a 1 ¼ hour session on how mindfulness-based approaches can help with managing issues we all face such as stress, anxiety, low mood and chronic health conditions.

This workshop involves an introduction on what we mean by mindfulness, followed by being led through some mindfulness meditation practices. You don't need to have any prior knowledge or experience of mindfulness to attend or benefit from the session. 

The guided meditation practices will involve some breathing meditation practice, and exploring the experience of eating a small piece of fruit or chocolate – so please have something ready! Each of the practices will last around 10-15 minutes. We will also explore the mindfulness-based approach to working with difficulties, including giving you some information on the nine week mindfulness-based course we offer at TALKWORKS and details of how to sign up. You will come away from the session with a digital resource pack with suggested reading, videos, and websites to explore more about mindfulness.

Due to social distancing, this Mindfulness workshop is currently being held online using Microsoft Teams, and you are invited to attend with both video and microphone enabled. This is optional and there is no pressure to do so, but will allow for joining in with some light discussions about the meditation practice. This session can be accessed using a laptop, computer or smart phone and you'll need a quiet place to join from. The day before joining the workshop, you will be asked to complete the standard set of questions that we will share with you.

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Please note that this session is available for anyone over 18, but may not be suitable for you if you have experienced significant emotional challenges such as trauma, abuse, an acute mental health condition, recent loss or bereavement, major life changes or addiction to substances.

To book your place, please call us on 0300 555 3344

Date  Time
Monday 13 December 17:30

Your experience with us

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“I was apprehensive about using the service thinking I wasn't "bad" enough but a talk to the cardiac group by a TALKWORKS practitioner gave me confidence to self-refer. I was referred with respect and taken seriously throughout, felt safe and was given tools and advice to help myself take control of my situation.”

“I could not fault the service I received. I was listened to and given so many different resources to help my anxiety and depression. I was so very low a year ago but with the amazing support from my therapist I feel more and more myself every day. Thank you TALKWORKS.”

“The therapy gently supported me to both understand and come to terms with my diagnosis and how it has impacted on me as a person for so many years. I felt I could be open and honest in a very safe space. I not only feel better, I understand myself better too.”

Mood Quiz

How are you feeling?

Take our Mood Quiz to help you understand if how you’re feeling is affecting your mental wellbeing. The self-assessment quiz is not designed to replace a consultation with your GP or other healthcare professional. However, if after taking the quiz you have concerns about your mental wellbeing please get in touch with us and we can help you or alternatively, contact your GP for an appointment.