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25/04/2024

Only 2 days left to register.

We are offering those within our local communities the opportunity to upskill in Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).

This online course, accredited by Mental Health First Aid England and delivered by our MHFA England Instructor over 2 full days (13th and 20th May 2024).

This course gives attendees the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of mental health, building confidence in being able to identify signs and symptoms attributed to poor mental health and how through your support and information will ensure that those are encouraged, empowered and signposted to right support services.

This course is open to those over the age of 18 and is a great opportunity to become a Mental Health First Aider, become part of a wider network and to help support those within our local communities.

For more information please click here:https://mindful-b.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/MHFA-MAY-24-v1.pdf

24/04/2024

Dedicating time to activities you enjoy such as reading, gardening, painting, playing an instrument or practising a new hobby can have positive effects on your mental wellbeing. Engaging in new hobbies and interests can help to reduce stress levels and help to improve mood.

You can find out more here:https://mindful-b.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Stress-Awareness-Self-Care.pdf

19/04/2024

We are offering those within our local communities the opportunity to upskill in Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).
This online course is accredited by Mental Health First Aid England and delivered by our MHFA England Instructor over 2 full days (13th and 20th May 2024).

This course gives attendees the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of mental health, building confidence in being able to identify signs and symptoms attributed to poor mental health and how through your support and information will ensure that those are encouraged, empowered and signposted to the right support services.
This course is open to those over the age of 18 and is a great opportunity to become a Mental Health First Aider, become part of a wider network and to help support those within our local communities.

For more information please click here:https://mindful-b.co.uk/.../2024/04/MHFA-MAY-24-v1.pdf

17/04/2024

We are offering those within our local communities the opportunity to upskill in Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).

This online course is accredited by Mental Health First Aid England and delivered by our MHFA England Instructor over 2 full days (13th and 20th May 2024).

This course gives attendees the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of mental health, building confidence in being able to identify signs and symptoms attributed to poor mental health and how through your support and information will ensure that those are encouraged, empowered and signposted to the right support services.

This course is open to those over the age of 18 and is a great opportunity to become a Mental Health First Aider, become part of a wider network and to help support those within our local communities.

For more information please click here:https://mindful-b.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/MHFA-MAY-24-v1.pdf

16/04/2024

Managing stress is an ongoing process and what may work for one person may not work for another. It's important to explore different strategies and find a combination that suits your lifestyle and preferences.

Effective stress management strategies include:
Regular physical activity
Mindfulness practices
Seeking social support in friends and family
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance
Accessing professional mental health support when needed

You can find out more about ways to cope with stress here:
https://mindful-b.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/A-guide-to-coping-with-stress.pdf

09/04/2024

Stress can have a significant impact on our mental health. It is linked to conditions such as anxiety disorders, depression, burnout and in severe cases, can contribute to suicidal thoughts or behaviours.
High levels of stress can also lead to physical health problems such as cardiovascular issues, digestive disorders and a compromised immune system.
You can find out more about the signs and symptoms of stress here: https://2ly.link/1xYS1

09/04/2024

We are offering those within our local communities the opportunity to upskill in Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).
This online course, accredited by Mental Health First Aid England and delivered by our MHFA England Instructor over 2 full days (13th and 20th May 2024).

This course gives attendees the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of mental health, building confidence in being able to identify signs and symptoms attributed to poor mental health and how through your support and information will ensure that those are encouraged, empowered and signposted to the right support services.
This course is open to those over the age of 18 and is a great opportunity to become a Mental Health First Aider, become part of a wider network and to help support those within our local communities.

For more information please click here:https://mindful-b.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/MHFA-MAY-24-v1.pdf

01/04/2024

Let's take a moment to pause, breathe and reflect on the importance of managing stress in our lives.
In our fast-paced world, stress can often feel overwhelming but remember, you are not alone. Reach out to loved ones, practice self-care and explore techniques like mindfulness and meditation to find your inner calm.
Together, we can create a community of resilience and wellbeing.

08/03/2024

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights."
- World-renowned Feminist, journalist and activist, Gloria Steinem,

08/03/2024

This year, the IWD’s campaign theme is ‘Inspire Inclusion’. When we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world where women themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance and empowerment.

08/03/2024

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024. The day belongs to all groups collectively, everywhere across the globe. It is a day for everyone to come together to celebrate the achievements of women and to work towards a more equal and inclusive society.

09/02/2024

Mental health and wellbeing are just as important to a child and young person's safety as is their physical health.

Mental Health impacts every aspect of a child and young person's life including their educational attainment, relationship building, emotional wellbeing, physical health, cognitive functioning and social development.

Children and young people's mental health can also change over time to varying degrees of seriousness and for differing reasons; Genetics, environmental factors, social factors are all dynamics which need to be considered when identifying and supporting a child and young person.

Positive mental health and wellbeing helps a child and young person to develop their resilience, allowing them to develop coping skills and strategies to help support when faced with life’s challenges. Through fostering an understanding of a child’s and young person's mental health, we can support and help to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

If you need urgent help with a child, you can call:
Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
These are both free and available to help 24/7
Alternatively, you can visit: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

07/02/2024

As parents, caregivers and those working with young people, we have the ability to be able to support and empower them to understand and manage their own mental health and wellbeing.

If you know a young person who is struggling with their mental health and wellbeing, you can try the following steps:
Be there to listen non judgementally
Encourage them to talk openly about how they are feeling
Support them through difficulties, explain that it is ok for them to feel the way they are feeling and help get them the appropriate professional help
Encourage their interests and own self care
Take what they say seriously

If you need urgent help with a child, you can call:
Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
These are both free and available to help 24/7.
Alternatively, you can visit: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

05/02/2024

Evidence shows that empowering children and young people to talk openly about how they feel can have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.

Talking to someone can help a young person who is experiencing mental health struggles to:
Feel heard
Feel like they're not alone
Feel supported by people around them
Help other people to understand what they're going through
Find out that other people have been through similar things
Find support to help with how they're feeling or what they're experiencing
Stop things from getting worse
Start to feel better
It is important to help children and young people feel as though they have someone to talk to.
If you need urgent help with a child, you can call:
Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
These are both free and available to help 24/7.
Alternatively, you can visit: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

21/12/2023

As we navigate through the festive season, it's important to acknowledge that for some, the holidays can bring about feelings of stress and anxiety.

Recognising this, we wanted to share a helpful video that might provide some relief and support during this time.

From the Team at B MINDFUL we wish you a healthy and hopeful Christmas and New Year.

Photos from B Mindful's post 10/10/2023

This W O R L D
M E N T A L
H E A L T H
D A Y 2 0 2 3
we stand together in solidarity to support A L L who experience poor mental health and as a team (across the CSL group) we are wearing Y E L L O W to support with their WMHD 2023 campaign in raising awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

06/09/2023
Photos from B Mindful's post 18/08/2023

⭐️YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID⭐️

We are pleased to be able to offer 4 places on the Youth Mental Health First Aid course (online) for £25 (cost of the resource pack).

The offer of this course is part of our community initiative to raise awareness of mental health, to support individuals and to support our local community.

Ordinarily the price point attached to this course is much higher but we are offering these 4 places at the reduced cost of £25pp.

If you would like to register for this course please click the link below and complete the form. One of the team will be in touch with further details and to send you your resource pack.

⭐️ Course: Youth Mental Health First Aid (online)
⭐️ Age group the course covers: 8-18
⭐️Dates: 19th and 20th September 2023 (both days)
⭐️Time: 9.30-3.30
⭐️Venue: online (a link will be sent so individuals can join)
⭐️Closing date for registering: 9th September 2023

https://tinyurl.com/3smj2z3c

Places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Thanks
The B Mindful team

09/06/2023

09/06/2023

What a fantastic and inspiring couple of days.

Day 2: Highlights

09/06/2023

Very proud to have been a core partner for Women’s Edition at

Day 1: highlights

19/05/2023

Some helpful self care prompts to help you find the calm and help you realign

Write some key qualities of how you see yourself. e.g I am someone who cares for others. I am a loyal friend.

Practice compassion (for yourself and others). e.g I’m allowed to make mistakes. My feelings are valid.

Consider what is in your self care toolkit? e.g book, comfy PJs, cup of tea.

Write down what matters to you. Your values and principles. e.g family, resilience, respect, kindness.

Name your feelings when the come (this could go in your thought diary or journal). Acknowledge all emotions, be with your feelings, make space for each of them and let them come and go.

Remember be kind to yourself, no one is happy all of the time - humans weren’t designed this way.

Pay attention and be present in the moment, it is so easy to get caught up in what comes next, observe your thoughts and feelings and change how you respond.

Listen to music.
Recharge your batteries.
Breathe more mindfully.
Take a break.
Get outside.
Stretch.
Move.
Make sustainable changes.
Try not to overthink.
If you hit a hurdle, pick yourself back up, dust yourself off and go again.
Write a list of what you enjoy doing and tick them off as you mindfully and intentionally do these activities.
Grow your own flowers, plants, veg, fruit.
Forget about being trying to be perfect.
Make.
Create.
Colour.
Dance.
Be curious.
Walk and talk.
Walk and think.
Walk and listen.
Go to bed an hour earlier and get up an hour earlier.
Write about it, dump it on the page.
Write a list of who is your support network.
Make connections, nurture existing ones.
Identify your calm and safe space, take yourself there if you feel worried or stressed and think of how that space makes you feel if you can’t get there in person.
Prioritise a tech free time of the day.
Laugh more.
Do things for others.
Listen open eared.
Say no to things you don’t want to do.
Give yourself positive affirmations on a daily basis.

18/05/2023

Have you ever tried writing your thoughts down. This could be in the form of a thought diary. You could write down your situation, mood, thought (maybe fear or anxiety), any evidence that supports this and try to counteract the thought (if a fear or anxiety) with an alternative more positive/balanced thought.

Daily journaling can help to off load and empty all your thoughts from the day and help you reflect on them. There is no right or wrong way to do it.

You could start by writing your thoughts from the day, the emotions you felt, something that inspired you, set yourself some goals. It is up to you but by taking the time to write down these thoughts it allows us to unclutter all the thoughts in our heads.

17/05/2023

First thing to do is to check if there is a crisis, if so then get the appropriate professional help. Sometimes symptoms of panic attacks can present the same as an asthma attack or heart attack if in doubt call 999.

Simple steps to supporting someone who could be experiencing a panic attack or anxiety attack.

Acknowledge their fears, let them feel heard.

Listen non judgementally and open eared. Be empathetic and try not to talk about yourself and own experiences.

Try grounding or breathing techniques with your person.

For example: get them to name 5 things they can SEE, 4 things they can TOUCH, 3 things they can HEAR, 2 things they can SMELL and 1 thing they can TASTE.

Breath work is really important in helping someone manage their anxiety. There are many techniques that individuals can try but square breathing is an easy one to remember; breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds and exhale for 4 seconds.

As mentioned above if you are concerned that someone may be experiencing a physical or mental health emergency do not hesitate to call 999.

16/05/2023

It’s really important that we find the time to check in with ourselves, consistently and regularly.

1. Begin to learn about yourself. Learn about your fear and anxiety. Keep a thought diary to track your thoughts on when you feel anxious and what happens.

2. What are you doing to move yourself? Are you getting enough steps in a day. Are you getting out in nature? Re-ignite that flame for exercising or challenge yourself to move your body more frequently by walking to work or walking on the school run.

3. Are you nourishing and hydrating your body? Cut down the caffeine and alcohol. Ensure you are getting enough water intake daily? Replace those processed sugary treats with wholesome foods such as veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds.

4. Relaxation, are you making time for you? It’s not selfish to prioritise your self care and take time to reset and recharge your batteries. The more frequently you find time to do this, the more effective you’ll become at managing your stress and anxieties.

5. Aim to go to bed at the same time each night. Ideally an hour before bedtime put your phone down and other sources of blue light. This will allow your to unwind. Try breathing exercises, guided meditations or emptying your thoughts from the day in a note book/journal.

6. Face your fear. If you continually avoid situations that scare you then you could stop the things you enjoy doing. Anxiety can begin to increase if fears are not addressed. But we acknowledge that this can be exceptionally difficult for some and more therapeutic work may need to be accessed to address these fears.

15/05/2023

Experiencing anxiety is something that is perfectly ‘normal’, it allows us to rise to the occasion and enables us to sense danger but it can become problematic for individuals when it becomes out of control and when it begins to affect everyday life.

There are lots of different reasons why someone would feel anxious for example exam pressures, money worries, big life events, relationships to name just a few.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions amongst children, young people and adults. It is really important that we are able to spot the signs of someone who may be feeling anxious so that we can support them in managing it so that it doesn’t become out of control.

There are a number of types of anxiety disorders but some examples of general signs and symptoms of anxiety are:

- Uncontrollable worry
- This worry affects your daily life
- You are not able to let go of your worries
- Feeling restless or on edge
- Feeling tired
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep
- Recurring/Regular panic attacks
- Fear of something

If you or someone you know is experiencing anxiety there are many ways to access support:

Get in touch with your GP to talk about your anxieties and how best to manage them (in a crisis call 999).

Talk to a friend or family member about your worries and fears.

Look at how you are managing your wellbeing.

The Samaritans are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Call free on 126 123.

28/03/2023

Another one of our Youth MHFA courses delivered (as part of our B MINDFUL in the Community give back initiative). The group was made up of parents, carers and professionals who work alongside children and young people.

Great interaction, shared experiences and engagement on the course. Well done to all that attended the course.

We are another step closer to building a mentally resilient society and providing our young people with the support they need.

28/03/2023

We recently delivered MHFA to colleagues of the Knight Group, a large construction company based in Kelvedon, Essex.

A really engaging and interactive group; each wanting to help break down stigmas and discrimination.

The 2 day MHFA course gives understanding, information and confidence to those looking to support others in the workplace as well as outside of a professional capacity when it comes to mental health and wellbeing.

If you are interested in MHFA training and upskilling your teams then please get in touch with us at [email protected]

14/03/2023

MOT
1. How is my mental health today?
2. How am I looking after my wellbeing?
3. How is my thinking today?
4. My stress container.
5. My mental health journey.
6. What can I do to look after my whole self?

14/03/2023

Today is ‘My Whole Self Day’, a campaign that encourages us to bring what makes us who we are, to work…whether that is our cultural or ethnic background, gender identity, sexuality, disability or health.

It is about our whole self and not just the one we present within the workplace (the professional), it is also about those elements that personally make us who we are.

We recognise that it is crucial that individuals feel confident and empowered to bring their whole self to work because without the individualism at the centre of what we do, we wouldn’t be the diverse and dynamic group we are.

The CSL Group wants to empower all to bring their whole self to work, by bringing together diversity, inclusion and wellbeing, we can drive positive transformation in workplace wellbeing and mental health.

We acknowledge that individuals who feel safe and connected work better together and we are most effective and creative when everybody feels psychologically safe, seen, heard and valued.

In celebration of this campaign and to highlight the importance of bringing your whole self to the workplace we encourage colleagues to do just that.











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