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MBCT in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Currently the OMC provides Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8-week courses for the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. These are offered to people with current or a history of  mild to moderate depression and for people with long term physical conditions. (See recommendations by NICE).

These are delivered through Talking Space in Oxford and Healthy Minds in Buckinghamshire.

Dates for the 2014 MBCT Courses with Talking Space in Oxford

For Mild to Moderate Depression

  • April 30 – June 25 (Wednesdays)
  • October 1 – November 26 (Wednesdays)

Programmes take place in the morning and run from 10.00am – 12.00pm.

For Long Term Conditions

  • February 5 – March 26 (Wednesdays)
  • September 4 – October 30 (Thursdays)
  • January 21 – March 18, 2015 (Wednesdays)

Programmes take place in the morning and run from 10.00am – 12.00pm.

For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • April 24 – June 12 (Thursdays)

Programmes take place in the afternoon and run from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

For further enquiries about the courses with Talking Space, please call Carolyn Cowey on 01865-325777, or to apply see their website (above) for self- referral.

After an initial assessment, each person will be offered a one-to-one session with the course teacher, prior to the course starting. This is a chance to talk through what to expect, a description of the overall approach and to talk through any particular areas of challenge.

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Dates for the 2014 MBCT Courses within Psychological Services Step 4, in Oxford.

Referral by GP

These courses are offered to people who have had at least two previous treatments for depression and/or anxiety and for people with a more complex mental health history.

  • April 30 – June 25  (Wednesdays)

Programmes take place in the afternoon and run from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

You need to be referred by your GP to Psychological Services Step 4 (May Davidson Building, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX) .

After an initial assessment, each person will be offered a one-to-one session with the course teacher, prior to the course starting. This is a chance to talk through what to expect, a description of the overall approach and to talk through any particular areas of challenge.

Marie Johansson is an MBCT Teacher and Co-ordinator of the NHS courses, working at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. For any further information about the NHS courses please call 01865-613152.