Mindfulness-based interventions enhance wellbeing: development and implementation

Impact Summary for the General Public

There is strong evidence that Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) plays a major role not
only in preventing the recurrence of depression, but also in enhancing well-being more broadly.
Much of this research was carried out at Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and
Practice, with a focus on non-academic impact from the outset. Between 2008-2013, the Centre
has delivered MBCT courses to over 1500 members of the public. We have also trained over 1300
professionals to deliver MBCT within the NHS and other contexts, leading to several successful
spin-off businesses. Finally, Centre researchers lead in the creation of UK good practice
standards.

Category of impact

  • Health/Quality of life

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