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Weekly Mindfulness Sessions

Supported through our successful fundraising with Tesco Community Grants, we are proud to provide a new programme of Mindfulness - in person and over MS Teams

Burton and District Mind have received £1,500 that it will provide a new programme of Mindfulness from February to April 2023.

Mindfulness is a technique you can learn which involves noticing what's happening in the present moment, without judgement. You might take notice and be aware of your mind, body or surroundings. The technique has roots in meditation, but you don't have to be spiritual, or have any particular beliefs, to try it.

Our 8 weekly sessions will help you:

  • become more self-aware

  • feel calmer and less stressed

  • feel more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings

  • cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts

  • be kinder towards yourself.

Many people find practising mindfulness helps them manage their day-to-day wellbeing.

Sessions will run from 6 February 2023 for the Virtual Group, meeting Mondays 7pm - 8pm over MS Teams.

And the Face to Face Group will meet from 7 February 2023, Tuesdays 10am to 11am here at the Burton and District Mind Office at 67 Branston Road, DE14 3BY.

Click here to secure your space! Booking is essential!

"Your meditations are wonderful and improve my day and well-being."

"I was very touched by the support I received from yourself and the group."

"It’s refreshing to meet, albeit online, with like-minded people and feel able to show my vulnerability without feeling judged."

"It was very much appreciated by us all - we emerged relaxed and smiling."

Mindfulness has been a wonderful way of supporting people who just need a 'top up' on their mental health, need to better manage stress or anxiety or are waiting for other treatments, such as counselling. Being able to offer virtual sessions is even better for people who work during the day or are looking after children.

Claire de Silva, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes like Burton and District Mind and especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”

Tesco Community Grants is run in partnership with community focused charity Groundwork, who has awarded grants to thousands of local community projects every year. Tesco’s Community Grants scheme – previously Tesco Bags of Help - has already provided over £90 million to more than 40,000 projects across Britain.

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. To find out more visit


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