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Mental Health & Mindfulness: Preparing for a Changing World

A series of sessions addressing mental wellbeing and using mindfulness to support good health


Mental Health & Mindfulness: Preparing for a Changing World 

Covid-19 continues to impact hugely on the way that we work, play and conduct even the most basic of daily tasks.  As countries worldwide begin to emerge from a state of lockdown, we move into a world that in many ways will never be the same. 


Preparing for a Changing World is a series of free, short online sessions delivered weekly by UWS experts in mental health and wellbeing.  

The four-week course will begin on Tuesday 9th June at 11am. 


During these live sessions, we will be discussing the following topics: 

  • How can we alter embedded habits to help us deal with the transition to the ‘new normal’? 
  • How can we mentally prepare and support ourselves through this time of uncertainty? 
  • How can we identify patterns of behaviour that may be harmful or prevent us from coping effectively with these new changes?


These digital sessions will build on our well-received Mental Health & Mindfulness programme which was delivered in April and May of this year, where we welcomed as many as 60 participants in each session.  Both new and existing participants are very welcome to join us. Our trainers will assume no prior knowledge or experience of mindfulness practice, and will guide everyone through each session.  

This second suite of sessions will continue with mindfulness practice, tips for supporting your mental health and wellbeing and that of others around us, at home or in the workplace.  We will further explore mindfulness techniques, including breathing practices and body scanning.  

The sessions provide everyone with an inclusive community space to breathe, reflect and relax during this troubling time.  Sessions will be delivered virtually and will be recorded so that participants have the opportunity to revisit the materials via our Virtual Learning Environment as often as desired. 


Dr Robin Ion is a Mental Health Nurse and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at UWS.  He has extensive experience in the design, delivery and review of mental health nurse education. 

Professor Ross Deuchar is an expert social scientist, with research in youth crime, policing and social justice.  He is particularly interested in mindfulness and the application of techniques to manage emotion.  He is also a newly qualified Mindfulness coach and teacher after completing training with Mindfulness Scotland.

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