On behalf of the Lambeth Peer Support Network, Patrick Nyikavaranda updates us on the Mindfulness workshop conducted in April, in preparation for Mental Health Awareness Week.
The Peer Support Network enables and promotes opportunities for people with lived experience, families, carers and services to share learning and resources that aim to grow peer support and build resilient communities in Lambeth.
To achieve this, we have been developing a fully-accessible Learning & Development Programme and, as part of this programme, we had an incredibly exciting Mindfulness workshop at Mosaic Clubhouse, facilitated by Dr. Tamara Russell who is a visiting lecturer at King’s College London.
This session responds to multiple requests for access to mindfulness training and information and, as a result, attendees had the opportunity to learn about the following:
- the context and growth of mindfulness within health and social care
- an introduction to neuroscience literature that helps to understand the training’s potential
- personal experience/implementation through numerous exercises.
- time to think and plan how to weave mindfulness into the working day
evidence-based research and its wider implementation