Piatkus, an imprint of the Little, Brown Book Group has acquired THE MIND WORKOUT: TWENTY STEPS TO EMOTIONAL FITNESS by mental health coach Mark Freeman. Combining mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, THE MIND WORKOUT outlines a ground-breaking new method for overcoming compulsions, developing your focus and building better mental health and fitness.

 Editorial director Zoe Bohm acquired UK & Commonwealth rights from Hattie Grunewald at Blake Friedmann for publication in TPB, ebook and audio in Spring 2017.

 Zoe Bohm said: ‘I am thrilled to be publishing Mark Freeman’s timely and important book. So many of us have embraced healthy eating and exercise as a means of living well, but it’s crucial to recognise the importance of improving our mental fitness too. THE MIND WORKOUT will provide anyone struggling with the pressures of everyday life with a proactive, preventative approach to overcoming mental health challenges. I hope this book will inspire readers to devote time and energy to building their mental fitness as well as keeping their bodies in shape.’

Hattie Grunewald said: ‘I’m so glad that Piatkus will be publishing Mark Freeman - from the moment I first read Mark’s writing I knew his was a special voice to add to the growing conversation around mental health. Mark provides a unique combination of practical advice, personal experience and a warm sense of humour which makes THE MIND WORKOUT irresistible.’

Mark Freeman said: ‘It's a pleasure to be working with Hattie and Zoe on bringing simple, evidence-based tools to a broad audience in a way that makes better mental health and fitness accessible. THE MIND WORKOUT is the book that I wish existed when I was struggling with mental illness and I am so happy that it now has a home amongst the great titles at Piatkus.’