Online mindfulness training
We offer a free membership to Headspace for serving RAF personnel (including Reservists), their partners, and members of the RAF Family who are using the Fund's listening and counselling service.
Headspace is a 'gym membership for the mind' providing access to guided mindfulness exercises, delivered straight to your phone or browser, in bite-sized 10-minute sessions – perfect for busy schedules. You can choose different exercises that focus on specific areas such as sport, health or happiness.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness trains your brain to pay more attention to the present moment and helps you cope better with life's stresses.
What are the benefits of mindfulness?
Mindfulness has been shown to have a positive impact on mood and mental wellbeing – increasing levels of happiness and reducing levels of stress, anxiety and depression – as well as improving health, relationships and sleep quality.
Research has shown that participants begin to experience the benefits of mindfulness after using Headspace for just 10 minutes a day for 10 days.
NB: Please be assured that participation in this programme is completely confidential.
If you have any questions about the service, our team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0300 222 5703.
Quotes from some people who have used the Headspace app
"The first night I tried it, I slept twice as long as I had in the last six to eight months."
"Headspace has taught me not to sweat the small stuff! Now it has become a routine, as routine as breakfast or brushing my teeth."