Mindfulness involves paying attention to what is going on inside and outside ourselves, moment by moment. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing.

Mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better. You can take steps to develop it in your own life. We can train ourselves to bring friendly interest and curiosity to the present moment - increasing our mindful awareness of our body, mind, senses and the world around us. Many people find mindfulness helpful and studies have show that mindfulness can help with stress, anxiety and depression. But it's not right for everyone.

Below you can find all the details you need to try our weekly, virtual, instructor led sessions, facilitated by qualified mindfulness teachers. We are bringing you more opportunities than ever before to practice mindfulness, with our new Monday and Friday sessions starting from April, plus a four week course starting in June 2024.

Mindful Mondays – Begin your week peacefully and set your intentions with us. During these sessions we will help to foster a more positive, proactive mindset and improve focus by paying attention to the present moment and starting our week as we mean to go on.

Who is it for: Open to any member of staff new to mindfulness or with experience.

Date: Starting 10 June Mondays (excluding bank holidays) 

Time: 12pm-12.30am

Platform: Teams meeting- Join the sessions using this link

Mindfulness Teacher for this session: The teacher for this session will be one of our Health and Wellbeing Facilitators. Our facilitators each hold a Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion Qualification (IMC), which is accredited by the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body).

Who is it for: Open to staff who have experience of mindfulness or want to reconnect with practice

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 12.30-1.00pm

Platform: Zoom Meeting- https://merseycare-nhs-uk.zoom.us/j/93210635701

Meeting ID: 932 1063 5701
Passcode: Mindful=1

The preferred web browser is Google Chrome. 

You can now join by phone using the separate password listed above. If there are still problems, please report them to IT as it could be a device specific issue.

If you are accessing drop ins through SharePoint and having difficulty connecting, please:

  • copy the Zoom link above from this page
  • open the Google Chrome browser
  • paste the saved Zoom link into Google Chrome.

Please make sure to write the meeting password down beforehand and enter it when requested.

Mindfulness Teacher for this session: Paula Edwards – Mindfulness Teacher and Assistant Practitioner  PaulaAnn.Edwards@merseycare.nhs.uk

Paula has worked in adult mental health services within The Trust for most of her working life.  She started practicing mindfulness in 2013 whilst participating in an eight week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programme facilitated by Mersey Care.

Who is it for: Open to any member of staff new to mindfulness or with experience

Day: Thursday

Time: 4-4.30pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://merseycare-nhs-uk.zoom.us/j/99751829670

Meeting ID: 997 5182 9670
Passcode: Welcome1!

Platform: Zoom Meeting- https://merseycare-nhs-uk.zoom.us/j/93210635701

Meeting ID: 932 1063 5701
Passcode: Mindful=1

The preferred web browser is Google Chrome. 

You can now join by phone using the separate password listed above. If there are still problems, please report them to IT as it could be a device specific issue.

If you are accessing drop ins through SharePoint and having difficulty connecting, please:

  • copy the Zoom link above from this page
  • open the Google Chrome browser
  • paste the saved Zoom link into Google Chrome.

Please make sure to write the meeting password down beforehand and enter it when requested.

Mindfulness Teacher for this session: Paula Edwards – Mindfulness Teacher and Assistant Practitioner  PaulaAnn.Edwards@merseycare.nhs.uk

Paula has worked in adult mental health services within The Trust for most of her working life.  She started practicing mindfulness in 2013 whilst participating in an eight week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programme facilitated by Mersey Care.

Friday Wind-down – If you find it hard to switch off after work then this session could be for you. By practicing the experience of letting go and placing our attention with intention, get yourself ready for a peaceful weekend.

Who is it for: Open to any member of staff new to mindfulness or with experience.

Date: Fridays

Time: 12pm-12.30pm

Platform: Teams meeting- Join the sessions using this link 

Mindfulness Teacher for this session: The teacher for this session will be one of our Health and Wellbeing Facilitators. Our facilitators each hold a Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion Qualification (IMC), which is accredited by the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body).

Our four week mindfulness programme is designed for people who are looking to integrate mindfulness more firmly into their everyday life for a more open, positive outlook and improved wellbeing. During each session we will take a deeper dive into how mindfulness can be incorporated into modern life to combat against stress, self-doubt, and overall negativity to achieve a happier, calmer and more proactive outlook.

Each session will cover a different aspect of mindfulness including compassion, the mind-body connection, and the effects of stress, including facilitator-lead practice and resources to help you on your Journey.

The course starts on 6 June at 3pm, running each Thursday for 45 minutes and for four consecutive weeks.

Date Time Registration
6 June 3pm Book your place here


Mindfulness Teacher for this group: The teacher for this course will be one of our Health and Wellbeing Facilitators. Our facilitators each hold a Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion Qualification (IMC), which is accredited by the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body).