The JOY Programme

Supporting the mental and emotional health and well-being of employees and those they support with mindfulness, compassion and joy.

What is The JOY Programme?

Low morale and challenging jobs can lead to an increase in employee absence or low employee retention.

To support you and your employees our experienced team at MindfulnessUK have developed The JOY Programme because there is Just One You.

This 'train-the-trainer' programme will teach a group of employees how to lead mindfulness in the workplace, improving the psycho-social working environment and health and well-being of your employees.

Free Webinar

Join our free webinar on Wednesday 15th of March at 12pm to find out more about the The JOY Programme and understand how it can help you and your employees increase resilience.

MindfulnessUK The Joy Programme

There is a growing need for Mindfulness and Compassion Well-being Advocates to be part of the fabric of an organisation, with advocates teaching from within an organisation to teams that they know and understand, rather than mindfulness and compassion teachers coming in to deliver these skills from outside your organisation

Meet the team

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Karen Atkinson

Karen started her career as a nurse at St Thomas Hospital before joining the Independent Medial and Psychological Services, focusing on treating patients with complex psychological, emotional and medical needs.  It was there that she introduced mindfulness and stress management techniques to patients and their carers.  Karen then co-founded MindfulnessUK, has been teaching mindfulness for over 30-years and is the author of Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice.


Angie Ward

Angie started in residential care, specialising in LAC, children with SLCN and adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities before moving into Further Education.  She lectured in Health and Social Care, led in learning support and trained employees.  Since joining MindfulnessUK Angie has developed and delivered Mindfulness and Compassion for groups of young people, including the Mental Health Foundation, and contributed to the GPG: Mindfulness-based programmes for people with Learning Disabilities.

Don't just take our word for it...

I have found the mindfulness course extremely beneficial. It has allowed me to take a moment and see how things are for me at a moment in time. With a busy work and home life it is easy to put time for me at the bottom of the pile. Through the practices I have learnt to be kind to myself to tell myself “It’s ok”; just as I would if I was talking to a loved one or colleague. I now have some tools and techniques to use.  L Woolway

~ Public Health

“A thought-provoking course. The practices were done by everyone, and after each practice, there was an opportunity for everyone to express how they felt afterwards. Everyone could benefit from this course in some capacity, and I would highly recommend people to give this course a try." H Moule

~ Public Health

“I joined the course hoping to find out more about mindfulness and how it would help me in my job role.  What I actually found out was that it helped me. We all deserve that care and compassion but so often we are at the bottom of our own pile of priorities. Time to shake it up and understand the importance of your own wellbeing.  Like the advert says: “you’re worth it!” T Underwood

~Public Health

About MindfulnessUK

MindfulnessUK exists to help people to thrive in their personal and professional lives, by educating and empowering individuals to teach the benefits of mindfulness and compassion.

Our work is evidence-based and neuroscientifically proven and focuses on the practical application of mindfulness. Our teacher training courses empower people across the globe to share the transformational potential of mindfulness and compassion.

MindfulnessUK is a BAMBA Member Organisation.

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