This book has different mindfulness activities. Bring these simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day to find freedom from stress and ultimately, more peace in your life.
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations. Mindfulness is the art of creating space between ourselves and our reactions; the art of pausing and paying attention to the now moment.
Mindfulness is a major enabler - a tool that can help us manage and cope better with life, as well as enjoy it more. The benefits of mindfulness include:
Here's how to practise mindfulness and live our lives more mindfully. There are two steps to mindfulness: the pause, slowing down and stopping and then focussed attention and connection, noticing the now and coming home to ourselves, our surroundings and our experiences.
You may have noticed that we have been posting new daily wellbeing activities on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. We hope that you have tried out some of these activities and we hope that you have found them useful! Life in lockdown is tough! How are you coping? We’d love for you to get in touch and tell us how you and your family are coping with the changes. Is there anything that you are doing that you are finding helpful? Please share your thoughts with us! We’d also like to know what you think about the daily wellbeing activities, are there any improvements that we can make to these? Any feedback is always appreciated. Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Awareness Week (18th-24th May) is being hosted by the Mental Health Foundation with the theme of kindness. Ideas and activities can be accessed here.
Our breath is an indicator of our mood and our mood is an indicator of our breath. This means that if we change how we breathe we can change our mood. It also means that when our mood changes so does our breath.
Due to current restrictions in place for social contact we will be offering some of our workshops via video link. Please click the link below to book onto sessions available for children and young people and their parents/carers. We will be using Zoom to deliver these sessions and you will need to sign up with an email address we can contact you on and have access to a computer/laptop and a quiet space at the time of the session for 45mins.
We know that waiting times can seem long. If you are awaiting a service within ChEWS and need to talk to someone while you are waiting for support or you are concerned that things are getting worse please contact Rosa on 01924 492183. If you are aged 11-18 you may also like to access Kooth an online support service providing self-help and online counselling available at www.kooth.com and signing up with your location as Kirklees.
If you feel that things have changed for you and support is no longer required please contact to let us know:
ChEWS - 01924 492183 or send a text to 07757 751927
CAMHS - 01484 343783