A long-term, low-cost strategy for mental health in the NHS


Staff absence alone costs the NHS £2.4 billion per year - that's £1 for every £40 of the total budget - not to mention the many other costs and risks associated with burnout and work stress.


Mindfulness training is a long-term, low-cost solution that can help reduce the huge costs of:

  • workplace stress
  • employee turnover
  • stress and illness-related absenteeism

Mindfulness is a skill that quickly becomes a trait - meaning that mindfulness is a solution that doesn’t feel like 'just another thing you have to do'.

"I have found completing the course... profound and transformative. I feel better able to handle the day-to-day stress that can arise in my work, my relationships with myself and colleagues have improved, and most importantly I believe that my professional practice has benefited.”


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The costs of stress are already costing your workforce - give your staff proven skills to manage stress and flourish while they do what they do best.


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Trusts we’ve already worked with:

South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

North East London Foundation Trust

Preston Pain Management Team

The Walton Pain Management Centre, Liverpool

Bath Pain Services

Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Greater Manchester Shared Services

NHS Lanarkshire

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Barts Health NHS Trust

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital Trust

Wrexham Maelor Hospital

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Case Study - Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Breathworks ran a 6-week Mindfulness in the Workplace course for a group of 20 junior doctors at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. 

The busy medics took two hours every week after their shifts to participate in the course, which was designed to equip them with mindfulness-based resilience mechanisms against stress.

Feedback from doctors included reporting that the course "encouraged me to take time out of the day and check in with my own sense of wellbeing", "reduced anxiety", and "increased kindness to self and others". Another reported "relaxing techniques at home have really helped me switch off and sleep".

The doctors reported that after the course they found it easier to "prioritise jobs" and "concentrate better". They also found that they were "more understanding of difficult patients," "more mindful of what they are going through," and "more compassionate".

Furthermore, participants' stress levels dropped by almost 25% - a highly significant improvement - and 100% of participants said they would recommend the course to other junior doctors.

The results from this study were published in the journal ‘BMC Pilot and Feasibility studies’, and presented on a poster at the International Conference on Mindfulness 2018 in Amsterdam by Dr. Chris Bu. The work also passed through the British Medical Association Junior Doctor Conference as an 'A' motion, meaning there is now a resolution to make similar programmes into BMA Policy.


"Working with Breathworks has been invaluable in improving the wellbeing of junior doctors at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
From the day we started working together, the team at Breathworks showed themselves to be approachable, personable, and highly efficient.
We would highly recommend them as a mindfulness provider in all regards."

     - Dr. Chris Bu, Royal Liverpool Hospital


Significant reductions in stress

100% of participants would recommend the course

Improvements in overall wellbeing and working relationships