A basic definition of mindfulness is: the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally.

Jon Kabat-Zinn


Mindfulness is a discipline that comes originally from Buddhist meditation and philosophy but is now practised in a wide variety of secular settings, including medical, sporting, educational, commercial and is even being tried out on US marines.

In many recent studies it has been found to have a wide range of potential benefits, including:

  • stress reduction and increased relaxation
  • improved memory and cognitive processing
  • strengthening of the immune system
  • better regulation of emotions
  • improved capacity to cope with depression, anxiety, chronic pain and illness.

For more information see the resources below and/or book a place on the next Student Wellbeing Introduction to Mindfulness workshop.
mindfulness for studentsMindfulness training for students is enjoyable and creative as well as productive – helping you to stay calm, focused and better manage the pressures of student life.


Headspace is your very own personal trainer, here to help you train your mind. You can even fit us in your pocket with our free app.

mindfulMindful is an initiative that celebrates being mindful in all aspects of daily living—through Mindful magazine, mindful.org, and social media

mindfulnessIs a website run by The Mental Health Foundation specifically to raise awareness about the power of mindfulness and the positive impact it can have in reducing stress and anxiety.

mindfulnetMindfulnet.org is an independent website dedicated to promoting Mindfulness by providing site users with the information they need to make informed decisions.