The RAF Benevolent Fund is piloting a mindfulness programme to support the wellbeing of serving personnel…

Through this programme, you will be given a free six-month membership to Headspace*, which can easily be accessed through an app on your phone or online.

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.

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.

To sign up, please email quoting your service number.

For further information call 020 7307 3361.

NB: Please be assured that participation in this programme is completely confidential.

* Limited memberships available