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Mindfulness Training


Mindfulness can be an effective way to manage stress and anxiety, improve your mood and wellbeing.

It is simply about deliberately being aware of the present moment, without judgement. This isn’t something that comes naturally to most of us but we can train the brain to be more easily present by practising mindfulness meditations. This can be a valuable form of self-care and can help us to not get carried away with thoughts about the past or worries about the future.

Mindfulness workshop for your organisation

We offer a Introduction to Mindfulness workshop that can be delivered directly to your organisation. The session will provide an understanding of what mindfulness is, how it can help with change and stress, and will teach some examples of mindfulness meditations for you to try for yourself. No prior experience is required.

Length:    90 minutes
Number of learners:    Max. 20
Price:   £325+VAT face to face; £285+VAT online

Discounts available for charities organisations and for Manchester Mind Charity Partners – please contact us for your discount code.

We have updated our prices for any training taking place from January 2024 onwards. We understand the challenges created by the cost of living crisis and, with this in mind, have not increased our training prices over the past two years. We have now taken the decision to revise our prices based on our own costs and needs as an organisation whilst ensuring our courses remain excellent value for money for organisations wishing to invest in mental health support.

The new price for this course will be: £325+VAT online and £400+VAT face to face.  Discounts for charities and charity partners will still apply.

As a special offer, previous rates will apply for any courses booked before 31 December 2023 to take place in January, February or March 2024.

Who is it for?

All employees and volunteers. 

You do not need any previous experience of meditation, or training in mental health or wellbeing to attend. However, mindfulness is not suitable for everybody at all times. For example, research has shown that mindfulness for depression is best learnt when mental health is reasonably good. We suggest that if your mental health is currently very poor, it may not be the right time to start learning mindfulness, and instead waiting until you are feeling better before starting new practices.

Course Content

  • Learn some of the key concepts behind mindfulness and understand how it can help people cope with stress, difficulties and change
  • Learn about the difference between primary and secondary stress and build an understanding of how this concept can help you with future stress or challenges
  • To learn about and practise different mindful activities, including a mindful meditation
  • Make a plan to incorporate mindfulness techniques into daily life

The session is supported by a handout which includes practical examples of relaxation and meditation exercises for use at work and home.

Ruth, the trainer, made the training very relaxed and it was very thorough. The relaxation exercises were very good and I will use them.

Community mindfulness training

We deliver an 8-week mindfulness course free of charge for residents of Manchester.

This course will teach you the foundational skills of mindfulness and meditation in a kind, gentle, friendly and supportive environment. You will learn a variety of meditations with the opportunity to explore what works best for you. You’ll be encouraged to incorporate mindfulness practice into your daily life.

We’re a local, independent charity and we’re here to support you.

Any profit we make from training is invested back into our charity to enable us to continue to provide and develop our services for young people and adults at a time when they are more needed than ever. Find out more about the work we do here.

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