Treating mental health with mindfulness

Posted by Eve Piffaretti on

The issue of mental health and how it is handled within society, has recently come under the spotlight, with the 'mindfulness' approach becoming the alternative approach to help.

There is a strong signal for practitioners to consider mindfulness as an alternative approach to early intervention to prevent and combat mental ill-health.

With the considerable press and public attention the mindfulness approach has gained, not only as a potential means of improving people’s mental health and well-being, but also as a form of treatment for people with mental ill-health problems, we can only hope it continues to gain speed.

The Mental Health Foundation has suggested that mindfulness practice should become widely available in hospitals, schools, prisons and the workplace, and this has recently been endorsed by the Mindfulness All Party Parliamentary Group in its ‘Mindful Nation UK’ report.

The four distinct areas where mindfulness could play a major role, within society are: health, education, the workplace and the criminal justice system.

For more information or to read Eve's article in full, visit the National health executive site, here.

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