Find out how the Be Mindful online course helps people living with cancer to use mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to help reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and improve mental well-being.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy encourages people to focus more on their thoughts and feelings to help them increase their ability to manage difficult situations and choices.
It uses mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and stretching, along with cognitive therapy to help people explore and change unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
The Be Mindful course teaches people more effective ways of dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. The aim is to break the negative thoughts and feelings these produce. Doing this helps to maintain and improve people's well-being and quality of life. It is not a cancer specific service, but may benefit a person living with cancer.
The Be Mindful course is 10 sessions long and can be done at any time and at your own pace. Each session lasts about 30 minutes and includes videos and interactive sessions, as well as motivational emails.
There are also mindfulness tasks to do and self-assessment tools to help review what has been learnt and to chart progress. The course can be completed in 4 weeks, but there is no time limit if people want to take longer.
Be Mindful have helped people reduce their levels of stress, anxiety and depression, and have improved their mental well-being through the online course. The goal is to practice mindfulness in daily life, to manage negative thoughts, be more aware and respond better to difficult situations.
Be Mindful can be used by anyone aged 16 years or older who wants to improve their mental health and enjoy the benefits of practicing mindfulness. It is suitable for all, including beginners or people who have tried mindfulness before.
Macmillan has no relationship with the organisation featured on this page and has not created or designed any of the services. Macmillan does not manage any of the service.
Macmillan has undertaken some research into the organisations and the service featured and we believe that the service may be of general benefit to people living with cancer. However, the organisation listed on this page are solely responsible for the services they offer.