USEFUL RESOURCES AND LINKS

BANGOR UNIVERSITY

Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP)

Since 2001 Bangor have provided professional training for mindfulness teachers as well as conducting research. 

CMRP offers training to teach and professional development courses to support mindfulness teachers. CMRP also have a selection of free audio files 

OXFORD UNIVERSITY

The Oxford Mindfulness Centre, within the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, has been at the forefront of mindfulness research and training since 2008. The Oxford MBCT App is no longer available. The App was designed to support people going through the MBCT course and beyond.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE (NICE)

MBCT is now recommended in the guidelines of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as a treatment of choice for people who have suffered three or more episodes of depression.

MINDFULNESS CORNWALL

Mindfulness Cornwall is dedicated to offering a range of mindfulness based approaches including 8 week courses. Their web site contains information about mindfulness, their courses and training.

MINDFULNESS NETWORK

The Mindfulness Network has been set up to to serve the mindfulness community and to advance the health and well-being of the general public.  Their web site contains information about
teacher training, mindfulness-based supervison, mindfulness retreats, compassion training and retreats as well as an eight week distance learning MBSR course.

EXETER UNIVERSITY

Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR)

Since 2004 Exeter have provided professional training for mindfulness teachers as well as conducting research. 
CEDAR offers training to teach and professional development courses to support mindfulness teachers.

SHARPHAM TRUST

​For more than 30 years Sharpham have been helping people and organisations to understand and apply mindfulness to their daily lives. They offer a range of 1 day and 8 week mindfulness courses as well as longer retreats.

THE MINDFULNESS INITIATIVE

The Mindfulness Initiative was founded by Madeleine Bunting and Chris Cullen in November 2013 to support British politicians in forming the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness. Their partners include the four mindfulness training and research centres in Bangor, Exeter, Oxford and Sussex universities, as well as the Mental Health Foundation, Mindfulness Association and Breathworks, and they benefit from an advisory group comprising some of the most experienced mindfulness scientists and practitioners in the UK and around the world.

MINDFUL WORKPLACE COMMUNITY

This is the primary forum for the international conversation on workplace mindfulness.
They are a community of individuals and organisations exploring, developing and promoting the sustainable application of mindfulness in the workplace. Thet're here to facilitate connection, peer support, inquiry and sharing of best practice among those championing, commissioning and delivering workplace mindfulness training.

BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR MINDFULNESS-BASED APPROACHES (BAMBA)

BAMBA evolved from the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations as it adapted to developments in field of mindfulness in the UK.

The UK Network dates back to 2005, when mindfulness teachers from the Universities of Bangor, Oxford and Exeter and from Breathworks CIC and NHS Scotland, all of whom had been developing training programmes in response to the growing  demand for well-qualified teachers, came together to form a collaborative network to explore ways of working together to support and help shape the development of mindfulness in the UK.