The OMF works with Professor Willem Kuyken as part of our ongoing collabration with the University of Oxford.  Over more than 25 years Willem’s work has focused on depression and evidence-based psychological approaches to depression. In particular, his research examines how mindfulness and mindfulness-based programs can prevent depression and enhance human potential across the lifespan. Several studies have arisen out of this work that suggest Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy as an alternative to maintenance antidepressants (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008; Lancet, 2015; JAMA Psychiatry, 2016), as well as a universal approach to preventing depression in adolescence (British Journal of Psychiatry, 2013).

The Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) was established in 2007 as a collaboration between the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry and the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation (OMF), an independent charity. This collaboration continues around MBCT curricula development, research on impact, and field wide communications.