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Mindfulness: What we have done and where we are going
A flagship event for disseminating Mindfulness research was held in September in Exeter as part of an initiative to share information about recent mindfulness research at the University of Exeter. The day was organised by the PREVENT trial team and co-hosted by Alison Evans and Nigel Reed a member of our Lived Experience Group.
Over 80 people attendee this successful event, with a great mixture of delegates – with participants of research trials and AccEPT clinic groups, researchers, mindfulness-based teachers and trainees,GP’s and other interested parties all attending to celebrate success, hear about the research and thank the participants of these vital research trials.
The delegates heard from leading speakers from the University of Exeter, including Professor Willem Kuyken, Rachael Hayes (PREVENT trial manager), Jo Mann (former PHD student), Katherine Weare (leading expert on mindfulness in schools), Lindy Mc Alpine ( MSc graduate) and Alison Evans (Lead for MBCT ). The event was a mixture of talks and interactive workshops, with plenty of time to discuss ideas and hear from many of the attendees.
The attendees heard about and discussed these research projects:
- MBCT for adults who wish to learn skills to stay well as an alternative to anti-depressants (the PREVENT trial)
- MBCT for parents with a history of depression
- A feasibility study of the mindfulness in schools curriculum to promote well-being in secondary school children
Co Host Alison Evans said: “what a great event – it was such a rich mix of people, which really helped everyone to participate and get the most out of the day. It felt very real, and very inspirational.”
You can find out more about our Mindfulness programmes, led by Alison Evans.
Date: 2 October 2014