The Oxford Mindfulness Centre, within the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, has been at the forefront of mindfulness research and training since 2008.

At the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) our mission is to reduce suffering, promote resilience and realise human potential across the lifespan through mindfulness. Its work is supported through a collaborative agreement between the University of Oxford and an independent not-for-profit charity, the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation (OMF).  The mission is accomplished through robust training programmes and a range of accessibility initiatives all informed and shaped by rigorous scientific research.

The OMC works to advance the understanding of evidence based mindfulness through research, publication, training and advocacy. We engage in:

  • Research – undertaking world leading academic research and initiatives to promote mindfulness in the wider community.
  • Training – we offer training in how to become an MBCT teacher and a programme of continuing professional development.
  • Teaching – we offer introductory MBCT courses, open to all, throughout the year.
  • Charitable initiatives – we actively work to make MBCT accessible to all.

As a charitable organisation we work to ensure the sustainability of the Centre’s mission, values, core activities and staff through robust governance, fund raising, financial management and ensuring the resilience and well-being of our staff and associates.

Our Vision

A world where mindfulness enables greater awareness, understanding, compassion, wisdom and responsiveness.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to reduce suffering and improve well-being across all generations through the practice of mindfulness.    We work actively to make the benefits of mindfulness attainable for all who might benefit.

Science and research expand knowledge by innovating, testing and investigating new ideas. Our research is focused on preventing depression and realising human potential across the lifespan.

Our Values and Ethos

To embody mindfulness and compassion in all that we do, internally and externally; practising the change we would like to see.

Committed to making mindfulness and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy inclusive and accessible to all (with consideration for ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, socio-economic status, religion, age and ability).

We contribute more by building collaborations, partnerships and networks

Our mission is achieved through research, innovation, training and education. Unique strengths are our world leading scientific research and innovation, the quality of our research and training teams and our partnerships/ collaborations.