Tools to manage stress and support your health and wellbeing.


If you are working in health – long hours, stressful situations, working daily with the pain and suffering of others can start to take its toll.

We know there are many long-term negative effects of chronic stress – on our physical, emotional and mental health. As well as affecting our general mood and physical wellbeing, it has been shown to decrease the quality of our relationships and family life.

Research shows that mindfulness training is useful in reducing stress and burnout, and increasing resilience for healthcare workers and may increase the quality of interactions with patients.

Mindfulness Based Resilience at Work (MBR@W)

The Mindfulness Based Resilience at Work (MBR@W) courses offer tools to help you when you’re caught up in stress, feeling overwhelmed, or simply facing the challenges of your day.

Adapted from the highly regarded, evidence-based Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course often considered the gold standard of mindfulness courses. It has been proven to reduce the symptoms associated with anxiety, depression and stress and improve self-regulation and overall wellbeing.

MBR@W has been running for over 10 years at Counties Manakau and Waitematā District Health Boards.  

Previous attendees reported feeling less stressed, less reactive, less stroppy with their colleagues, having an improved ability to handle stressful situations, and knowing how to take better care of themselves.

Ready to join in?

Fill in the registration form at the bottom of this page.

Want to know more?

Learn more about what’s involved in an MBSR course and the benefits.

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What we offer

Learning Outcomes

Our highly trained and experienced facilitators will help you to:


Manage stress

Recognise the signs of stress earlier, feel calmer and less reactive.


Focus and concentrate

Develop techniques to focus attention and be present.


Increase self care and resilience

Take better care of yourself and bounce back quicker.


Communicate effectively

Listen and engage more effectively and empathetically with others.


Improve sleep

Learn how to wind down, let go and reduce ruminating.

Achieve wellbeing and balance

Mindfulness cultivates happiness through kindness, acceptance and compassion towards yourself and others.

2023 Dates

Have a Go at Mindfulness

Got questions or like to know more about what’s involved in a Level 1 Mindfulness Based Resilience at Work course?

Join our 30min, online intro session.

We’ll explain what mindfulness is, have a go at a short practice and answer any questions you may have.

Wed 30th August, 12.30pm – via zoom
Click here to register in advance


Wed 20th Sept, 12pm
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After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with information about joining the session.

Level 1 – MBR@W Course
18th Oct – 8th Nov 2023

With Jan Haworth

4-week course
Wednesdays 9.30am-11.30am
Waitakere Hospital
ID: Course 4

To complete your enrolment please complete the below form.

To get the most out of this course, we’d like you to commit to setting aside at least 15-20mins each day to use the practices we’ll be learning. We totally understand that life can get busy and it’s tough to make room for new things. However, commiting to this daily practice means you’ll gain maximum benefit from the course!

Registration Form

Thank you for filling out this form. We realize the personal nature of these questions, therefore, please be assured that the completed forms are kept in strict confidence and only seen by your teacher.

Once completed you will receive an automatic email with further details on the course. Please check your junk folder if it does not arrive!

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Sustainability statement

We believe personal well-being, thriving communities, and the health of our planet are interconnected. For every participant in our courses, we partner with Trees that Count to plant a native tree, contributing to the restoration and biodiversity of Aotearoa New Zealand. Join us in cultivating mindfulness, reducing stress, and together, let's nurture both our minds and the Earth we call home.

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