This session is an introduction to the practice of Mindfulness, a therapeutic technique which helps to calm the mind, feel more relaxed manage feelings of stress, anxiety and low mood. During the session there will be some short, guided meditations facilitated by Sue, a Lancashire Mind volunteer and qualified Mindfulness practitioner.
The session is suitable for people who are experiencing stress, anxiety or low mood. It is not suitable for people in acute phases of depression or trauma, however that doesn’t mean it won’t always be suitable, how we feel and manage our mental health changes all the time. If you are in any doubt as to whether this session is for you, please get in touch with us. In the session you will learn and practice skills which can be applied to your individual situation. However, this session is NOT a replacement for therapy.
Accessing the Mindfulness taster session means that Lancashire Mind will need to
collect and process certain information about you. Whether this is
administrative data such as your contact details, or case information such as
your wellbeing questionnaire score, Lancashire Mind will collect only the
information we need to provide you with a safe and effective service. This is
only done with your consent or where there is a legitimate interest such as
referring you to other services. We take your privacy seriously and will
store and process your data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.
You may also be asked for some special category data referring to yourself or your
young person (such as age, gender identity, ethnic background etc.) to fulfil the
same purposes as above. This information is processed under conditions A
(consent) and H (social care) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Any information you provide will only be kept as long as is necessary to fulfil the
above purposes, typically for a maximum of seven (7) years, or up to twelve
(12) years if you have special educational needs. The data you provide will not
be used for in any automated decision-making, will not be sold to any
third-party and will not be transmitted outside of the European Economic Area.
You have the right to withdraw consent for us to use this information. You also
have the right to view or correct the information we hold about you. To request
removal or correction, please write to [email protected].