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3 free mindfulness resources

Today I’m sharing free mindfulness resources that you can use to help towards you taking responsibility for creating a positive mindset for yourself.

Once your mood hits rock bottom it’s so much harder to turn your thoughts around isn’t it?

There are many strategies you can do when you start to notice that falling mood which will lift you out before you get too deeply into that trough of despair.  

I would recommend you choose what works for you and make it a part of your regular practice. Yes, even when you’re feeling fabulous. Keep that resilience and you’ll be able to live your best life.

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Free Mindfulness Resources

The Free Mindfulness Project

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This mindfulness project was established by Peter Morgan (Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher, UK) after finding it difficult to track down mindfulness resources that could be freely used and distributed. 

Peter spends most of his working life in the NHS, providing individual and group-based interventions for people who experience a range of mental health issues.

He has used mindfulness as part of this work for many years and in a range of settings.  

Surprised by the level of interest from across the world and, spurred on by the kind words of those who have benefited from the resources provided, he is keen to continue to develop this project further.

You’ll find all you need to start and continue your mindfulness practice with free downloadable guided exercises

  • Mindfulness of Breath
  • Brief Mindfulness Practices
  • Body Scan
  • Sitting meditations
  • Mindful Movement
  • Guided Imagery
  • Self Guided Mindfulness Exercises

Within the categories above you will find 33 downloadable exercises.  And that’s not all.  As part of the project you will also find free apps, a link to forums and poetry.  

That’s what I call awesome mindfulness resources!

Visit The Free Mindfulness Project.

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Mindful magazine online

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Mindful is a mission-driven non-profit. We’re dedicated to inspiring, guiding, and connecting anyone who wants to explore mindfulness—to enjoy better health, more caring relationships, and a compassionate society.

There is a reasonably priced paid subscription (both print and digital).  

The free mindfulness online articles are a goldmine.

Mindfulness is split into three areas:

  • Mindfulness practice
  • Mindful living
  • Mindful at work

I subscribed to the newsletter a while ago and always find the articles useful.

 Scroll down the website and in the footer on the left hand side you’ll find the option to subscribe ‘get the Mindful Newsletter.’  

Highly recommended.

Visit the Mindful magazine.

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NHS Mindfulness 

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On the mindfulness page of the NHS you’ll find a mood self assessment quiz which is so useful in helping you to understand where you are on the scale.

There’s information for the following:

What is mindfulness?

How mindfulness helps mental wellbeing

How to be more mindful

Different mindfulness practices

Is mindfulness helpful for everyone?

There are links to resources such as the 5 steps for mental well-being and tips for coping with depression and anxiety, raising self-esteem.

Visit NHS Mindfulness

The NHS apps library

The NHS apps library has closed and apps will now be linked on the relevant pages to give you the best experience.

The apps below are NHS approved apps helpful on your mindfulness quest.

Feeling Good : Positive Mindset

Feeling Good uses relaxation, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and resilience building techniques from sport to help improve positive feelings, self-esteem and self-confidence.

You get 4 free audio tracks that combine soothing music with coaching. This will let you find out if you want to continue with the paid 12 track Positive Mental Training audio programme.

My Possible Self : The Mental Health app

Use the simple learning modules to manage fear, anxiety and stress and tackle unhelpful thinking. Record your experiences and track symptoms to better understand your mental health. 

The ‘Building Happiness & Wellbeing’ module is available for free when you download the app, and you can access the rest of the modules via a monthly subscription.


The Pzizz app helps you quickly calm your mind, fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed.

There’s a free tier plus a premium version.

Stress & Anxiety Companion

Stress & Anxiety Companion helps you handle stress and anxiety on-the-go. Using breathing exercises, relaxing music and games designed to calm the mind, the app helps you change negative thoughts to help you better cope with life’s ups and downs. 

I haven’t been able to figure out what is free on this mental wellbeing app. The NHS library says free, with in app purchases.

Reading the reviews, I can see there’s a mindfulness session:

Just installed it, but so far good app. Only (in the mindfulness session) the thought of ”the weight of my feet sinking through the floor” kind of freaked me out. But I know that’s just me. The voice and tempo is great though. The breathing excerise helps really well.

Sounds like it’s worth investigating this free mindfulness resource!


Thrive helps you prevent and manage stress, anxiety and related conditions. The game based app can be used to relax before a stressful situation or on a more regular basis to help you live a happier, more stress-free life.

Thrive can be downloaded for free but you need an access code to start using it.

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Mindfulness Challenge

I have a free 30 day mindfulness challenge you can join in with.

The graphic is free to download plus you can download free a mini-mindfulness workbook.

You can take it one step further with our low cost mindfulness activities printable which is available from our Etsy shop.

Pages in the mindfulness activities printable workbook

These free mindfulness resources are no substitute for professional intervention and I would urge you to seek support if you need it.  

Don’t feel like a failure or afraid.  Yes, there is still a stigma attached to mental health but thankfully, with all the recent media attention and government involvement, people’s attitudes are slowly changing.

My top tip is to find mindfulness resources and strategies that work for you and don’t drop them because you’re feeling upbeat and balanced.  Keep practising, keep paying attention to your thoughts and keep talking.

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