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University of Cambridge

Investigating the link between mindfulness and workplace performance

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MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

AUTHORS:
Maris Vainre

STAGE:
Data Collection

COURSE:
Be Mindful

PROTOCOL:
doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/546tk  

A feasibility trial was conducted in the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge to measure the effects of mindfulness compared to light physical exercise on well-being and work performance. The study further investigates the cognitive processes (e.g. the ability to maintain attention) that might improve as a result of mindfulness and exercise.

This study aims to evaluate the acceptability, feasibility, and procedural uncertainties of a randomised controlled trial in a workplace, calculate an effect size estimate to inform power calculations for a larger trial, and explore whether improved cognitive control and/or enhanced mental health could be potential mechanisms underlying the effect of mindfulness on work performance.

Swansea University

Could Be Mindful reduce stress for care home staff working with people with dementia?

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Department of Psychology

AUTHORS:
Christine Baker, Peter Huxley, Michael Dennis, Saiful Islam & Ian Russell

STAGE:
Study Manuscript

COURSE:
Be Mindful

PROTOCOL:
bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com  

Alleviating staff stress in care homes for people with dementia: protocol for stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial to evaluate the Be Mindful Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course.

With increasing numbers of people living with dementia in care homes and causing stress in their careers, it is important to evaluate support strategies for staff. Mindfulness-based therapies may be of potential benefit and need detailed examination.

City University of London and NHS Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Further study into the benefits of MBCT for adults with autism

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City's Department of Psychology, and NHFT's Adult ADHD and Asperger’s Team

AUTHORS:
Sebastian Gaigg

STAGE:
Data Analysis

COURSE:
Be Mindful

PILOT STUDY:
Gaigg et al., 2020  

Since the Pilot study carried out in 2020, City, University of London and the Adult ADHD and Asperger’s Team at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust are now carrying out a larger scale stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial study into the effects of self-guided mindfulness and cognitive behavioural practices on anxiety and depression in adults on the autistic spectrum.

University at Buffalo

Analyzing the effect of Be Mindful on residual depressive symptoms

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Department of Psychology
Depression Research and Treatment Program

AUTHORS:
Megan Bauer

STAGE:
Data collection

COURSE:
Be Mindful

Be Mindful has displayed an ability to reduce depressive symptoms in a community sample, but its effects on confirmed previous depressed individuals and residual symptoms have yet to be evaluated. In addition, the research on Be Mindful mediating factors is extremely limited and has yet to evaluate many variables that have support as possible mechanisms of MBCT change.

This randomised control trial study has been designed to fill these gaps in the relevant literature. This will be the first study evaluating Be Mindful’s impact on confirmed previously depressed individuals, and its ability to reduce residual symptoms of depression. It will also be the first study to assess rumination, decentering, worry, and self-compassion as Be Mindful mediators.

The Ohio State University

Researching if MBCT could buffer the occupational stress of social work

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College of Social Work

AUTHORS:
Oliver Beer, Tom Gregoire

STAGE:
Data collection

COURSE:
Be Mindful

WEBSITE:
thesocialworkstudy.com  

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the Be Mindful program (BMP), an online-based mindful intervention, is a feasible, acceptable, and potentially effective approach to prevent and/or reduce stress among Children and Families Social Workers (CAFSWs) in England, the United Kingdom.

The proposed study aims to better understand the feasibility of online recruitment of CAFSWs using social media platforms.

University of Regina

An Examination of Smartphone Use, Intolerance of Uncertainty, and Mindfulness

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Department of Psychology

AUTHORS:
Stephanie Korol

STAGE:
Data collection

COURSE:
Be Mindful

The purpose of this investigation is to understand how smartphone use relates to a psychological construct, intolerance of uncertainty (IU), and to see how reduced smartphone use, or an active mindfulness course, can impact smartphone use and IU.

Michigan State University

MBCT in conjunction with PCIT

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Department of Counselling
Educational Psychology and Special Education

AUTHORS:
Emma Nathanson

STAGE:
Data collection

COURSE:
Be Mindful

A study looking at the feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of a brief, online, mindfulness-based adult stress reduction intervention that is provided as an add-on to standard Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) practice at community clinics in Michigan.

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

'Mindfulness for You' Innovative Programme

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Innovation and Research Department

LEAD:
Chris Griffiths

COURSE:
Be Mindful

WEBSITE:
nhft.nhs.uk/research  

A new innovative programme has been implemented to provide patients and service users who have existing mental health conditions with free access to Be Mindful.

The 'Mindfulness for You' project was launched in June 2020 following funding which NHFT received from Northamptonshire Healthcare Charity, enabling NHFT to provide this digital course to patients and service users during these extraordinary times.

We welcome research enquiries

Wellmind Health NHS-assessed and approved digital courses have been used in numerous clinical and academic research studies that further knowledge in the field of mental health and chronic pain management. Dedicated to this pursuit, the Wellmind team welcome all research enquiries to consider the use of their courses in studies of any size and budget.

Be Mindful delivers Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Pathway through Pain delivers an intensive Pain Management Programme (PMP), so whether you are planning a small or large-scale research study, these digital courses can be used to deliver the therapy to your participants easily and effectively.