World Mental Health Day 2010

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In 2010, we raised awareness of the benefits of being mindful.

Mindfulness is a mind-body based approach that helps people change the way they think and feel about their experiences, especially stressful experiences.

Mindfulness exercises are ways of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing and yoga. Mindfulness training helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we're better able to manage them.

In 2010, we used World Mental Health Day to encourage people to take a mindfulness course so that people could have more insight into their emotions, boost their attention and concentration, and improve their relationships.

Find out more about mindfulness.