The Be Mindful course is run by Wellmind Media in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, a UK charity for everyone's mental health.
The course is recognised by clinical authorities as delivering the elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in an effective digital format. It's listed on the NHS Apps Library, having been assessed and satisfying rigorous NHS quality standards for clinical effectiveness, safety, usability and accessibility. Our healthcare partners facilitate the course with the confidence that it's evidence-based with deliverable outcomes and NHS approved.
The effectiveness of the course is the subject of highly significant research studies published in medical and scientific journals. In the latest published research study, in the journal 'Mindfulness' by Surrey University the reported average outcomes for completers of the course show reductions of 58% in anxiety, 63% in depression and 40% in stress. This latest study's focus was on the workplace. Our workplace partners support the wellbeing of their employees easily and effectively with the Be Mindful course.
As the course includes all the elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), in a digital format, it is being successfully delivered to health service users as an intervention for recurrent depression and/or anxiety, as well as for people with long term conditions, such as chronic pain. Where MBCT is considered an appropriate intervention, the Be Mindful course can be offered.
The course is delivered to patients at varying points in their care pathway, to provide the most benefit to the patient and the Health Service, e.g. at the point of referral to an NHS IAPT Service, to lower initial treatment waiting time for the patient and reduce the work burden on the clinical team to meet national standards.
Due to the flexibility of the course and its management system for facilitation & reporting, the course can easily fit into the Health Service’s established way of working, to quickly and effectively help support the clinical team and Service as a whole. We are also a part of PRISM, which enables NHS clinicians and therapists to seamlessly and securely refer patients onto Be Mindful, with all progress notes transmitted directly back into the patient’s NHS record in IAPTus.
Be Mindful is listed on the NHS Apps Library, having been rigorously assessed and satisfying high NHS quality standards for clinical effectiveness, safety, usability and accessibility. The course achieves an average Recovery rate of 70%, well above the Recovery standard of 50%. Plus, as the course can have a potential limitless number of participants, any IAPT Service choosing to implement Be Mindful has the potential to meet the 15% timely access to treatment standard, effortlessly!
In the Workplace
With the Be Mindful course you can economically give all your employees the opportunity to learn, practise and enjoy the benefits of mindfulness practice in their home and work lives – with the confidence it follows the established and widely recognised MBCT structured mindfulness training format.
Be Mindful has been proven to significantly reduce levels of stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and work-related rumination, and improve sleep quality.
In a recent randomized waitlist control trial evaluating the effectiveness of the Be Mindful course on work-related factors, including affective rumination, chronic and acute fatigue, and sleep quality, the course was found to have a significant positive influence on all factors, including a 26% reduction of fatigue and a 33% improvement of sleep quality! See published research evidence here.
Due to the flexibility, accessibility and reach of the Be Mindful course, it is successfully being offered to employees for varying reasons ranging from specific goals, such as reducing work related stress, to more general employee wellbeing initiatives. With a potential limitless number of participants, tailoring options for enrolment, reporting, and how you communicate with participants, Be Mindful can be easily and effectively offered through many varying sizes and types of organisations.
Organisations currently offering Be Mindful to their employees include, energy companies, schools & universities (incl. +18 students), housing associations, large corporations, and charities, to name a few.