Free online mindfulness training for serving personnel
Do you want to feel happier day-to-day, improve your focus and cope better with life's stresses?
The RAF Benevolent Fund is providing a mindfulness programme to support the wellbeing of serving personnel. Through this programme, you will be given a free membership to Headspace*, which can easily be accessed through an app on your phone or online.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness trains your brain to pay more attention to the present moment – your thoughts, feelings, environment and the world around you. It enables you to be fully present and aware in day-to-day life and when practised regularly, has been found to have a variety of benefits.
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.
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.
Research has shown that participants begin to experience the benefits of mindfulness after using it for just 10 minutes a day for 10 days.
Still not convinced? Here are 8 reasons why you should give Headspace a go:
NB: Please be assured that participation in this programme is completely confidential.
If you are a currently serving member of the RAF (regular or reserve) and you would like to request a Headspace membership please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your MoD email account, quoting your service number.
*Limited memberships available