Mindfulness & meditation

01 Oct 2020
David Okoro

Mindfulness & meditation

Mindfulness is about having an awareness of your thoughts, being in the present and using breathing methods and meditation to relax your mind and body.

Mindfulness can be an effective tool that you can use to reduce anxiety and depression. Mentalhealth.org state, ‘mindfulness is recommended for those who want to improve their mental health and well-being’.

The toolkit highlights mindfulness and meditation techniques and exercises.


Every Mind Matters: Short mindful breathing exercises

What is it?

Take a deep breath in and a long exhale out – feels good, doesn’t it? Try our mindful breathing exercise video to help you feel more calm and present.

Type of resource

YouTube video


Headspace: App with guided meditation exercises, videos, and more

What is it?

At Headspace we see meditation as both a practice rooted in ancient history and a topic of modern science. This is why we are as equally committed to providing authentic expertise in meditation and also studying the science of meditation. Science has been an integral part of the Headspace business since day one. We recognize that the only way to know if we are achieving our goal of improving the health and happiness of the world is to measure it. That’s where the research comes in.

Type  of resource

App and online log in

Basic access is free

Headspace Plus: If you are an NHS employee with a registered NHS email address you can sign up to access Headspace Plus at no cost until December 31st, 2020.

Visit the Headspace website

Liberate: #1 meditation app for POC/BAME communities

What is it?

With your free subscription to Liberate Plus, you get access to:

  • Mindfulness guided meditations by the most experienced Teachers that identify as POC/BAME
  • Guided meditations on topics such as Sleep, Mindfulness, Grief, and Anxiety
  • A supportive and empowering digital community of others that identify as POC/BAME. 

Type of resource


Supporting you in taking care of your mental health while doing incredible work during COVID-19 is our priority. That is why we’ve partnered with NHS to offer you a free subscription to the cSupporting you in taking care of your mental health while doing incredible work during COVID-19 is our priority. That is why we’ve partnered with NHS to offer you a free subscription to the #1 meditation app for POC/BAME communities.

Visit Liberate’s website

Mind: Mindfulness exercises & tips on getting the most from mindfulness exercises

What is it?

This resource provides information on mindfulness, how to practice it and how it can help with mental health problems.

Type and price of resource

PDF document

Download Mind’s resource

Mindful: You have questions about mindfulness and meditation. Mindful has the answers.

What is it?

Mindful Communications is a Public Benefit Corporation. We are dedicated to sharing the gifts of mindfulness through content, training, courses, and directories—helping people enjoy better health, foster more caring relationships, and cultivate a more compassionate society.

Type of resource


Visit Mindful’s website

Mindful: 100 Podcast Episodes on Healthy Minds, Healthy Life

What is it?

Mindful meditations and mindfulness practices, and conversations for modern conscious living.

Type of resource


Listen to Mindful’s podcast

Oxford Mindfulness Centre: Free sessions, podcasts and courses

What is it?

At the Oxford Mindfulness Centre we teach the techniques and attitudes of mindfulness to anyone who wants to learn, we train others to teach mindfulness and we engage in scientific research to make sure that we’re always learning about the mind and continually developing our approach to mindfulness. Mission is to reduce suffering, promote resilience and realise human potential across the lifespan through mindfulness

Type of resource

Free sessions, podcasts, courses, online materials

Visit Oxford Mindfulness Centre’s website

Meditation Oasis

What is it?

Through the use of guided meditation and technology, Meditation Oasis has been bringing meditation to thousands of people worldwide since 2002. Our meditation course and guided meditations are based on universal principles that can be discovered in many traditions and practices. They help you to access a universal human ability — the ability of the mind to be at ease. Our meditation style is compatible with any culture, philosophy, beliefs or lifestyle.

Our guided meditations are recommended by doctors and therapists and are used in schools, businesses, hospitals, clinics, military settings, spas and homes all over the world.

Type of resource

App, podcast, MP3s, blog

Visit Meditation Oasis’ website


Know of other evidence-based resources related to Mindfulness & Meditation not on our list, that should be? Email us at communications@c3health.org.