Programmes for The NHS

The Mind Matters organisation is built upon the excellence of our NHS pedigree


Who is it for?

This programme is for NHS employees and it enables them to gain greater control of the challenges life throws at them, be that in their personal or work life. 

It provides people with the tools and techniques to deal with stress and pressure more effectively and allows them to bring greater clarity and focus to everyday working life.

What are the benefits?

For NHS Staff:

  • Enhancement of general well-being
  • Enhanced clarity of analysis and thought
  • Enhanced personal performance
  • Reduction of stress and the impact of stressful situations
  • Increased personal resilience and ability to deal with negative thoughts
  • Improved ability to relax

For The NHS / Trust:

  • Lower rates of absenteeism
  • Enhanced personal and team performance
  • Lower rates of attrition

What does it comprise?

Mind Matters have the ability to structure the interventions and courses to suit specific requirements and business constraints. 

As an indication, a public course of a similar nature would take place over eight two-hour sessions and comprise tutor input and Mindfulness Practice. 

There would be input on the different ways to practice mindfulness skills and techniques, including:

  • Increasing creativity and flexibility
  • Enhancing attention and concentration
  • Improving self-awareness
  • Refining the decision making process
  • Responding effectively to uncertainty and conflict

This course can be delivered as a standalone activity for groups of staff or through an Occupational Health Service for a collection of individuals.


Who is it for?

This programme is for employees who are seeking a sustainable solution which they can apply to everyday issues with food, nutrition and overall health. 

Rather than trot out the tired old messages, Mindfulness applied in this context engages people practically to change your relationship with food and nutrition and assists in breaking the harmful links and myths between body image, weight and well-being.

What are the benefits?

For Employees:

  • Development of strategies for natural appetite regulation
  • Recognition of the hidden contributors to weight gain
  • Gaining the ability to let go of yo-yo dieting
  • Development of easy to practice tools for binge eating
  • Development of the capacity to recognise the connections and triggers between metabolism and emotion
  • Gain powerful strategies for the development of a positive body image
  • A growth in self-esteem from successfully applying the techniques

For the Employer:

  • Healthier more motivated employees
  • Less absenteeism
  • More energy in the organisation

What does it comprise?

The course will consist of input by Clinical Psychologists, Mindfulness experts and Eating Coaches. 

The format, precise content and duration would be agreed. Input would be provided on the causes and triggers for eating issues, our relationship with food and struggles with body image and weight. 

You will be helped to develop specific techniques to help you create a sustainable relationship between your body, your mind and your nutrition.

You will develop:

  • Tools for working with emotional eating
  • An understanding of the nutritional power of pleasure
  • Tools for mood regulation
  • The ability to deal with stress more effectively

Mind Matters is a certified coach of the World's leading school in Nutritional Psychology.


Who is it for?

This programme is for leaders of departments, teams and projects who wish to maximise personal and team performance. 

With an increasing focus on delivery of targets and an environment of rapid change, it is essential for leaders to create team cultures which are focussed; supportive and able to cope with the stresses that managing change brings. 

This programme enables the creation of a compassionate environment for both patients and staff..

What are the benefits?

For Leaders:

  • Enhancing the ability to develop personal leadership skills
  • An increase in self-awareness, personal resilience and the ability to interact positively within teams
  • Increased ability to engage within and across teams
  • The ability to bring a sharper focus to issues and deliverables
  • The development of techniques to bring greater calm to teams and de-stress situations
  • Increased attention and conce ntration

For the Employer:

  • More efficient delivery of results
  • Lower absenteeism
  • Lower attrition rates
  • Higher levels of motivation and engagement
  • The creation of a more positive work environment

What does the course comprise?

The course will be designed to deliver the outcomes agreed with the client. The format can be flexible in terms of delivery in terms of timescales. It can be delivered as one course over a number of days, or as a number of workshops over a period of time.

It will be delivered by Clinicians and Business Leaders.



“A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable." 

[Harvard Business School Press]

Who is it for?

This course is for any organisation that wishes to develop high performing teams. Within teams we are often expected to multi-task, communicate and interact effectively, deliver results in stressful circumstances and cope with changing requirements and environments. 

Our Mindfulness based programme enables individuals and consequently teams develop skills and techniques to be effective in all these areas.

What are the benefits?

  • Improved leadership skills
  • Higher levels of focus and concentration on deliverables
  • Increased abilities to communicate effectively within and across teams
  • The ability to cope with and alleviate stress
  • Higher levels of creativity

How is it delivered?

Mind Matters will work with the client to agree programme delivery structure, which could for example be one course or a sequence of workshops. 

Inputs could also include coaching and specific ‘real life’ issues from the workplace. 

The skills developed within this programme are applicable in a very practical sense across work issues and within the everyday life of participants. 

Developing Mindfulness is a skill for life.