Find out how the Be Mindful online course helps people living with cancer to use mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and improve mental well-being.

What is Be Mindful?

Be Mindful is an online course that uses mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and stretching, along with cognitive therapy to help people explore and change unhelpful patterns of behaviour.

The course teaches people more effective ways of dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. The aim is to break the pattern of 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.

Be Mindful is provided by Wellmind Health. It is approved by the NHS and features in the NHS Apps Library.

How does the Be Mindful course work?

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 learned and to chart progress. The course can be completed in 4 weeks, but there is no time limit if people want to take longer.

How can I access Be Mindful?

Be Mindful can be used by anyone aged 16 years or older who wants to improve their mental health and enjoy the benefits of practising mindfulness. It is suitable for all, including beginners or people who have tried mindfulness before.

There is a one-off £30 fee for lifetime access to Be Mindful. If you find the service is not right for you during your first week, you can claim a full refund.

Visit the Be Mindful website to access the course on your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can register for a free introduction and then decide later if you wish to pay the £30 fee to access the full course.


We're recommending this service as we think it may be useful to people living with cancer during the coronavirus pandemic. 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. The organisation listed on this page is solely responsible for the services it offers.

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