Help in a crisis during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may have to be changes in the way some of our services work. Please contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

The national suspension on visiting inpatient areas has been lifted. Please contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit. 

If you need help in a mental health crisis during Coronavirus pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe blood loss, serious burns, suspected stroke.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Groups and Teachers

Man and woman sitting with legs crossed and eyes shut Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teachers within NCM have been providing MBCT groups for eight years, following an initiative to train and provide ongoing support and supervision to staff. As a consequence, MBCT groups are now being run throughout the region with a wide range of populations as outlined below:

  • IAPT services
  • Community/recovery teams
  • Community Assessment Teams
  • Staff counselling
  • Staff stress reduction groups
  • Learning Disability services
  • With cancer patients at Maggie's Centre, City Hospital
  • Psychotherapy Unit
  • Severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Long term conditions
  • Mother and baby mental health services

Outcome measures from service user groups consistently indicate an overall improvement in symptoms with participants rating the programme as very-extremely helpful. A graph demonstrating outcomes for people attending MBCT within Notts Healthcare IAPT service is provided below:

MBCT Graph

MBCT teachers within Nottingham Centre for Mindfulness offer groups within a wide range of healthcare settings. A selection of these is provided in the document below to illustrate the range and scope of MBCT offered within NCM and the East Midlands region.

Find out more about our clinical and administrative staff here.pdf 


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