Prince William Announces Launch of Online ‘Mental Health at Work’ Gateway

You may be surprised to hear that a major study into workplace wellbeing by the mental health charity Mind  has revealed that 48 per cent of the 44,000 employees surveyed said they have experienced a mental health problem in their current job. One of the major concerns is that people do not feel comfortable to share their mental wellbeing with their Read More

Why we need to be mindful – it’s our parental responsibilty.

I’ve always lived for the moment – as a teenager, then as a student at university and during my days as a travelling teacher.  My dad would say to me, “Caroline, Life’s not one big party!” but I always lived like it was, that was until I had responsibility. I was well into my thirties, a marriage, a mortgage and Read More

Mindfulness for Parents

Feeling worn out, emotional, overwhelmed, gritting your teeth, unable to enjoy time with your child, no time for yourself? Parenthood is a most precious gift, yet all too often with the demands of modern day life, we are unable to enjoy being a parent and the wonders of our children.  We have so many things to do that we get caught Read More

Mindfulness Research Evidence

There is growing research evidence, which clearly identifies the benefits of practising mindfulness in a wide range of people – both children and adults. Mindfulness has shown to help with anxiety, depression and pain and to be as effective in reducing recurrence of depression as anti-depressants. MRI scans show that after an eight-week mindfulness course there are changes in the Read More

Health and Social Care – MindfulnessTraining Event – Manchester

Every year colleagues from the Manchester Catholic Education Partnership (MANCEP) meet in curriculum groups for training and networking.  This year the Health and Social Care Department at Loreto Sixth Form College invited Health and Social Care teachers from Xaverian Sixth Form College to attend a Mindfulness Training event at their college campus in Hulme, Manchester. We had a full morning Read More