Foundation For Positive Mental Health

It has really helped me relax before bed and helped me clear my head of any worrying thoughts so I sleep much better now.

If I feel I'm starting to get anxious I put the app on and just listen even a few minutes and I feel better

I was given your CDs by my GP in South Edinburgh and the techniques have aided my recovery from depression beyond my best expectations

Just to thank you and your team for making a positive difference to patients' lives!!!!
Chris Woodforde, GP

I feel much calmer and less anxious, starting to realise the many strengths and talents I have which I had put to the side.

What We Do.....

We are a charity dedicated to promoting skills training for positive mental health, to enhance everyday wellbeing, increase resilience to, and recovery from, mental health difficulties.

We can all learn how to do this by using simple exercises such as breath control  and sports mind training techniques. Watch the 3 1/2 minute animation opposite to see how this works.  Interested in the theory supporting this?  See here.

We run training workshops for professionals and provide resources, including the Positive Mental Training programme,  for the general public to access directly or through the NHS.

This animation was made possible by the kind donation of The Lady Marian Gibson Trust & The Primary Care Mental Health and Education (PrimHe) charity

Jackie's experience.....

Listen to how Positive Mental Training helped Jackie overcome a fear of travelling on buses -by BBC health correspondent Eleanor Bradford.

Positive Mental Training now available as an app called Feeling Good - click for links to apple app store and google playstore

Approved by NHS digital App Library

Apple App Store Google App Store

Positive Mental Training


Positive Mental Training is an easy-to-use audio programme, that incorporates these techniques, which research shows can help lift mood out of depression, stress and anxiety and build confidence & coping. Watch the video on the right 'How Positive Mental Training helps stress & depression' to find out more.

About Us

A charity improving mental health and wellbeing. We provide materials, workshops, lobbying & supporting research. Read about us, our board and what we do.

We welcome donations and thank the Lady Marian Gibson Trust & St James Place Foundation for their generous charitable support.


We actively support research into Positive Mental Training. Studies have shown that it is effective in helping depression, anxiety & stress as well as increasing wellbeing, confidence and coping.


RCGP accredited workshops help professionals understand our model of mental health recovery, so that they can then easily explain this in their work. Informative & very highly evaluated, by eg. GPs, psychiatrists, nurses, speech therapists, psychologists, counsellors. Now holding Webinars.

Positive Mental Training

Positive Mental Training explained - the science behind it and how to use it.


Find out what we've been doing.
Read our newsletters or Alastair's Dobbin's blog. Join our mailing here.


Listen to the first tracks of Positive Mental Training. Downloads mp3s, or our App. Feeling good: depression, anxiety & stress recovery. Or follow the breathing or muscle relaxation videos.

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