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What is it? 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a group programme that combines meditation and cognitive behaviour therapy in order to help people manage problems with recurrent depression and stress.

MBCT will help you if you:

  • have experienced two or more episodes of low mood/ depression in the past. 
  • are motivated and able to commit to attending the group for two hours a week.
  • are willing to undertaking 30 to 40 minutes of daily mindfulness practice.

What does the programme involve?

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an eight week group treatment, each session lasting two hours and they are delivered weekly. Mindfulness requires some degree of concentration and an ability to sit with unpleasant or distressing experiences without using unhelpful coping strategies such as drinking or self-harming. A realistic intention to undertake daily mindfulness practice is necessary to join the group.

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How will this help me? 

MBCT attempts to provide the necessary tools to combat depressive symptoms as they arise. When these skills have been learned, then you may be able to revert to these methods in times of distress or when faced with potentially overwhelming situations. 

How do I access this?  

Click here to self refer or call 0300 302 1313

To ensure you access the right treatment the team will arrange an assessment screening appointment with you these usually take around 50 minutes and they are completed over the phone.

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