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Mindfulness - Heartbeat Trust

Mindfulness: How to look after yourself

1. Accept there are events you cannot control

2. Look at your work and life balance – can you make it better?

3. Use the routine of daily exercise to manage stress

4. If you are a carer, make sure to take time for yourself

5. Do pleasurable things: walking, reading, gardening, other hobbies

6. Try to keep positive

7. Get enough sleep

8. Eat well

9. Avoid alcohol and smoking

10. Seek social support

11. Get help if you feel you are not coping

Patient Testimonials

Some words from our patients:

“It is indeed so very reassuring to know that we have excellent doctors such as Prof McDonald and his team working on our behalf.’

“As a spouse of a stroke survivor, tonight talks made me more aware of the actions I need to take for my own health as well as that of my husbands.”

“I find the process reassuring and the people involved in STOPHF very kind and helpful”

“I feel secure in the knowledge that I am being monitored. Beneficial in having ongoing advice etc.”

“Because of the thoroughness of the annual checks I was kept aware of my medical condition”

“While on the research programme it was discovered I had too much hormone. Then I was sent to the Endocrinology team in SVUH for many tests. I was diagnosed to have a growth in my pituitary and acromegaly. I had surgery in Beaumont Hospital to remove the growth. I am so grateful to the Heartbeat Trust for finding this and sending me to have it researched and treated.

“Lovely people. Great work over many years which will clearly help our nation. Thank you for your information”