One year after the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group released its seminal Mindful Nation UK report, the Mindfulness Initiative has launched a new publication: ‘Building the Case for Mindfulness in the Workplace’.
The document is primarily intended as a resource for those developing a business case for mindfulness training within their own organisation. It provides an updated summary of the research evidence, narrative rationales addressing different organisational needs, case studies and a range of toolkits to help with programme planning, implementation and evaluation.Read More
The Mindfulness Initiative is a policy institute that works with parliamentarians, media and policy makers to develop recommendations on the role of mindfulness in public life.
Scientific research is generating substantial evidence of the benefits of mindfulness to well-being. There is great public interest in the field, but access to quality training is patchy. Despite recommendations by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for the use of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to prevent relapse in depression, NHS implementation rates are low, and there is little understanding of how mindfulness could help in other areas of policy.Read More
The Mindfulness Initiative helped the Mindfulness All Party Parliamentary Group to conduct an inquiry into how mindfulness could be incorporated into UK services and institutions.
This resulting Mindful Nation UK report was published in October 2015, following an interim report in January 2015.
We are now working with government ministers, opinion-formers and employers to raise awareness of the report's findings and recommendations.Read More
In an era dominated by statistics, case studies can really bring to life the potential that mindfulness can have for a diverse range of individuals. From schoolchildren, to NHS staff, policemen, and members of parliament, mindfulness courses have offered significantly improved wellbeing by reducing stress, fostering compassionate care and providing greater clarity in prioritising the demands of life.