Free tools

Get started with mindfulness

The Five to Nine app

Five to Nine is an app and website that broadcasts an animated, one-minute video, every weekday morning at five to nine.

It's a great way to get started with mindfulness, or to keep motivated after completing a training course.

There's a free or paid version.

See the one-minute intro here, then register at Five to Nine now, or get the app for Android or Apple.

The Starter Kit

This series of quick animated videos introduces the basics of mindfulness.

You can get this on Five to Nine too.

Stress Check Tool

The aim of this tool is to help you break down a general feeling of stress or overload into bite-sized chunks. This can then form a discussion point for occupational health or other interventions.

Feel free to make use of the tool and share with colleagues.

Links

CIPD Well-being resources https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/culture/well-being

HSE Stress management resources http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/index.htm

The Mind Infoline service http://www.mind.org.uk/

Rethink Mental Illness’ National Advice and Information Service https://www.rethink.org/home

The Mental Health Foundation http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

Anxiety UK  https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

The Mindfulness Initiative – national research and campaigns https://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org.uk/