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MBCT in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

 

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8-week courses are offered within 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.

 

These are delivered through Talking Space in Oxford and Healthy Minds in Buckinghamshire. Please see respective web sites.

 

For further enquiries about the courses with Talking Space in Oxford, please call the Admin Team on 01865-901222, or to apply see 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.

 

MBCT Courses are also offered within Specialist Psychological Services Step 4, in Oxford and Buckinghamshire:

Patients in this service have a complex mental health history and will have received at least two previous treatments for depression and/or anxiety. Some may be offered Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) classes. If you think that these classes may be suitable for you, please read on.

 

Referrals for MBCT come via either the Adult Mental Health Teams or GPs:

If appropriate for the service, patients are usually offered an assessment by a Psychologist in their area where the whole range of talking therapies available at this level of care, including MBCT, will be considered. Sometimes patients are offered MBCT classes at the end of their treatment in Psychological Services, as a form of relapse prevention. In this instance, your current therapist would discuss with you whether this was appropriate.

After initial assessment, if MBCT seems appropriate, you 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 an opportunity to talk through any particular challenges.

Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Services currently offer two courses a year to patients. If you are open to/being assessed for psychological therapy with Psychological Services, please discuss with your GP or care co-ordinator.

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