Paying more attention to the present moment, to thoughts and feelings and to the people around us, can boost our wellbeing.
Ask yourself... am I being mindFULL or mindFUL?
Take notice of your feelings. Start meaningful conversations and listen.
University College Isle of Man
University College Isle of Man offer a number of mindfulness courses as part of their health and wellbeing leisure courses.
The Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation has produced a booklet on how to look after your mental health using mindfulness.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing and yoga. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that, instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them.
Mind describe mindfulness as a technique which can help people manage their mental health or simply gain more enjoyment from life. It involves making a special effort to give your full attention to what is happening in the present moment – to what's happening in your body, your mind or your surroundings, in a non-judgemental way. Mindfulness describes a way of approaching our thoughts and feelings so that we become more aware of them and react differently to them.
The Isle of Man is a UNESCO Biosphere, with outstanding nature and wildlife.
Enjoy the Ayres National Nature Reserve, Areas of Special Scientific Interest (some have public access), hill lands, forests and plantations and connect with the varied animal, bird, insect, marine and plant life.
This may inspire you to join one of our conservation charities and learn more or volunteer and contribute to our Biosphere.
Are your children safe online?
The Safer Schools App can downloaded for free and help parents, carers and children learn more about staying safe online.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Isle of Man, as in other countries, there has been an increase in domestic abuse reported during lockdown.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse or you suspect someone is, there are several local support contacts available.
Don't be silent. More information and support is available to you here.