Mindfulness for Mental Health Awareness Week

I feel that the worries I had at the beginning have been lifted off my shoulders
— A young person attending the training session

Last night's workshop at our HeadStart base for All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields and Ettingshall, The Bob Jones Community Hub, brought together over 20 young people and parents for training in the basics of mindfulness. The session was led by trainer Adam Dacey from MindSpace UK.

People attending the session were introduced to mindfulness techniques including mindful camera, mindful standing and mindful walking. An air of calm descended upon the session for an hour as everyone focussed on techniques to 'live in the present'.

The HeadStart Newshounds were on hand to film the event - here's their great video:

We also took the opportunity to speak to Adam about mindfulness, and the benefits it can bring to young people and adults alike:

More photos to come from the session soon!