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Provides information on mindfulness, how to practice it and how it can help with mental health problems.
Although anyone can try it, being mindful isn't always easy to do. It can take practice, and might not be right for everyone. It might help to consider:
"Sometimes mindfulness puts me in touch with feelings I've been pushing away. In the long term that's better but at the time it can be really distressing."
Although some people find mindfulness helpful, not everyone does. If you've tried something and it hasn't helped, it's important not to blame yourself.
Looking after your mental health can be really difficult, especially when you're not feeling well. It can take time and may not be straightforward. But many people find that when they find the right combination of treatments, self-care and support, it is possible to feel better.
"When I'm in a particularly unwell state mindfulness is not beneficial, as I cannot bring myself into the present at all."
This information was published in June 2018. We will revise it in 2021.
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