We are passionate about putting wellbeing at the heart of businesses, empowering people to thrive, rather than simply survive.
With extensive experience working in mental health services, combined with the expertise and knowledge in delivering mindfulness training, Minds First is equipped to enhance wellbeing in the workplace and equip employees with tools to take care of their mental wellbeing.
We offer a variety of mental health and wellbeing workshops, groups and courses based on the practise of mindfulness. Choose from our carefully designed packages or partner with us to create a bespoke programme tailored to your business needs.
All our services are underpinned by Mindfulness which is an evidence-based practice proven to increase resilience, productivity, creativity, and improve working relationships, whilst reducing stress, anxiety, depression and burnout.
Around 1 in 4 adults are affected by mental health challenges at any one time, accounting for 60-70% of absenteeism and costing ~£35bn a year¹. Investing in mental health and wellbeing training demonstrates that you, as an employer, support and value the importance of good mental health and wellbeing for your people. Enriching mental wellbeing in the workplace can optimise resilience and boost people’s ability to thrive, which in turn enhances the delivery of your business and the service you provide your customers. Happy employees = happy customers.
Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment. It helps us recognise what is happening inside our mind, body and the world around us, free from distraction or judgment. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can reduce stress & anxiety, boost emotional intelligence, sharpen focus and enhance decision making, empowering people to thrive rather than simply survive.
The most valuable asset to a company is its people and ensuring they are engaged, happy & motivated is key to its success. People feel happiest at work when they are supported and fully equipped to deal with all the challenges they may face.
Mindfulness is a tool that can improve peoples’ response to stress and increase resilience. Embedding a culture of mindfulness encourages people to become self-aware, be more compassionate to themselves and others and remain objective so that they respond rationally to events rather than reacting; which in turn builds trust and stronger relationships with colleagues and clients.
From a leadership perspective, mindfulness encourages engagement. Being fully present as a leader and acting consciously and compassionately will build deeper, more rewarding relationships with colleagues.
Mindfulness is not some new fad. In fact its roots derive from Buddhist traditions of over 2,500 years ago. However mindfulness teaching and therapeutic applications were not established in the West until the 1970s. Since then, there has been considerable research into the effects of using mindfulness and it is now firmly accepted as an evidence based approach with a vast array of scientific proof of its efficacy. MRI scans of the brain’s hippocampus, the area of the brain associated with learning, memory, compassion, introspection and awareness, have shown to increase in participants of mindfulness programs. Conversely, the brain tissue of the Amygdala, which plays a major role in stress and anxiety, has been shown to decrease.
Mindfulness was on the agenda at the 2014 work economic summit in Davos. Leading organisations around the globe such as Apple and Google, have adopted mindfulness as a key component of their employee development and wellbeing strategies. Mindfulness helps people to live more fulfilled, relaxed and confident lives. It can help people to be more effective team players, become more creative, set and achieve their goals, communicate well, with kindness and compassion and resolve conflict.