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Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Gwent, Wales

Main contact: Jackie Williams, Senior Public Health Practitioner

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Promote and protect the mental health of the local Health Board population

Provide effective, evidence-based program that empowers self-management

Ensure easy accessibility of mental health tools to the local Health Board population

Easily access engagement and outcome data

Solution Be Mindful Logo circle

Digital therapeutic Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program 

Evidence-based with clinically proven results

Program available instantly upon registration and on-demand

Dashboard of data analytics with clear success and effectiveness measurements

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Outstanding outcomes and testimonials

46% reduction in depression
46% reduction in anxiety
34% reduction in stress

Instant digital therapeutic support, enabling 24/7 access and empowering self-management

Reporting on real-time engagement and outcome data

“The evidence base behind Be Mindful is highly reassuring. For us as a public health team, evidence and evaluation are key, so being able to look at the data ourselves in real-time on the management portal, as well as the published research studies, is hugely valuable.”

Senior Public Health Practitioner

Participant Feedback

Be Mindful
“When I first started the course, I wasn't sure about it!? I wasn't in the best place, so hopefully something would help me get back to being me. This course has helped me through a difficult time! Just small steps & actually addressing how I'm feeling. Would recommend it”

Program Participant

Be Mindful
“I thought it was thought provoking, gave a good drilling into how we perceive things and how to navigate in a positive way. It's certainly helped me practice relaxing within myself.”

Program Participant

Be Mindful
“The course is really helpful as for myself it opened me up to share my thoughts and feelings to people who care including importantly family... There is some help I found it just give it a try they said. I did and its helpful…”

Program Participant

“I found the course very beneficial. I continue to use it daily and when I have trouble sleeping. Some weeks I didn't feel like logging on or I found no time. It's easy and simple to pick up where you left off and continue your Mindfulness journey. Thank you, I continue to make positive changes to the way I react to situations.”


Program Participant


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) is the local health board of NHS Wales for Gwent, serving a population of over 500k. Due to the significant impact of the pandemic on people’s mental health and wellbeing, ABUHB wanted to make available an evidence-based resource that could help people protect and improve their mental wellbeing.

In January 2021, ABUHB's Public Health team launched a mental-wellbeing resources website, Melo, to provide a central point of access for a range of self-help resources and programs to help improve and protect mental health and wellbeing. The aim was to make information, advice and resources easily and instantly accessible to the population to help them help themselves and self-manage their symptoms.

Prior to commissioning Melo an evidence review was conducted, with a sound evidence base being essential for adopted tools. Evidence-based approaches then sought for inclusion were identified as CBT, mindfulness and ACT. The Be Mindful MBCT program was selected from the NHS England list of evidence-based apps and for the strength and quality of the published research behind it.

Melo provides information, advice and free self-help resources and programs, with individuals able to self-enrol onto Be Mindful via the Melo website. Local health professionals are made aware of the Be Mindful program and can signpost to it if they consider their patients would benefit from it. Program completers have seen significant improvements in levels of anxiety, stress and depression and provide extremely positive ratings and testimonials.

The management portal and dashboard have provided a unique and unexpected benefit to the Public Health team. Real-time participant engagement and outcome results are available instantly to staff without data having to be requested. The Wellmind Health platform also delivers full data security compliance.

“The Wellmind Health team is very responsive if we have any queries and is supportive of our needs. They recently helped at short notice to make amends to wording on promotional materials ahead of a promotional event, which was extremely successful thanks to their input.”

Public Health Practitioner

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