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A critical analysis of the mindfulness agenda in Sussex

Creative approaches to mental health: a critical analysis of the mindfulness agenda in Sussex

MentalHealth (co-adopted by PrimaryCare)
Portfolio Eligibility
Automatically eligible
MREC N° 12/LO/0978
UKCRN ID 13342
Research Summary
Mindfulness has been shown to be an innovative and effective therapy and the evidence base for its applicability to people experiencing psychosis needs expanding. SPFT’s RCT ‘Mindfulness-based therapy groups for distressing voices (M4V) aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a new kind of ‘mindfulness-based group therapy’ (MBCT) to help people learn new ways of managing and living with distressing voices. I work with this study, seeking a qualitative understanding of the RCTs participants experiences, mindfulness as an agenda and therapeutic option in Sussex.
Study Type Observational
Design Type Qualitative
Disease(s) Psychosis
All Diseases
Phase N/A
Current Status Closed - follow-up complete
Closure Date 4/5/2014
Global Sample Size 230
Global Recruitment to Date
Geographical Scope UK Multi-Centre
Lead Country England
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Additional Information

I have started recruiting and interviewing participants from work packages 2 and 4, and will begin interviewing work packages 1 and 3 when the sample becomes available in March 2013.

Main Inclusion Criteria
Adult male or female individuals who are involved in mindfulness therapies or courses; either as participants, trainers, referring clinicians, policy makers of academics.
Main Exclusion Criteria
Any prospective participant who is unable to consent to interview or observation
Chief Investigator(s)
Ms Kate Spiegelhalter
Further details, please contact
Ms Kate Spiegelhalter

University of Sussex
School of Law Politics and Sociology
Friston Building

Tel: 07828597173
Funder(s) Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Sponsor(s) University of Sussex
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