Practicing mindfulness can be a really helpful tool to look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Whilst being in the present can help keep you focused, keeping thoughts in perspective have lots of benefits such as reducing anxiety, stress and worry.

Apps and Websites

Chill Panda
Meditation Challenge
Smiling Mind

Bubble Breathing

Breathing is important, we do it each day unconsciously. Focusing on breathing can be slow down our breathing and help us relax. Start off slow and then building up your practice can be a great way of developing your mindfulness skill. A minute of deep, controlled breathing a day can help you manage stress, anxiety and creates a calmer sense of self. Calm have created a Bubble Breathing exercise, why not give it a go?


When winding down and getting ready for bed, think of five things that you have been grateful for during the day.

Keeping aware of your gratitude is a great way at helping to maintain a positive outset. why not use our Gratitude Journal to help you track your feelings.

Mindfulness Session

Why not try a 10 minute mindfulness session, created by Calm.

Meditation Session

Why not try a 10 minute guided meditation session, a perfect way to welcome peace, focus and a positive mind.
Learn more about meditation with the Netflix series: Headspace Guide to Meditation.

Find Your Headspace Workshop

Join our weekly workshop and spend time practicing your mindfulness and meditation techniques.
Every Tuesday 12.30pm-13.00pm.
Email: hwbc@barnsley.ac.uk to book a place.
The workshop is currently virtual.


Write down your thoughts and feelings to create a journal.  It is a good way to help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health.

The Sanctuary

If you’re feeling anxious, stressed, like you need to take time out, visit The Sanctuary in the Health and Wellbeing Centre, Old Mill Lane Campus. The Sanctuary is a safe space with sensory aids such as fidget toys, stress balls and weighted neck wraps to help you relax and recuperate.