Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an effective treatment that helps people with recurrent depression stay well in the long term.

There is a substantial interest in MBCT with many people asking how best to start offering MBCT.

What is the ASPIRE Implementation Guidance?

This guidance aims to help translate this interest in MBCT into improving access to high quality MBCT.

It is a set of resources to guide people who are involved in making MBCT available and in closing the implementation gap.

Who is guidance for?

People who are already offering MBCT

People who are starting our setting up an MBCT service.

This could be MBCT teachers, service managers, commissioners, patient/carer advocacy groups.


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ASPIRE Project

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ASPIRE Final Report

In April 2017, the Final Report for the ASPIRE project was published. Findings from this report have been used to create this web guidance.

ASPIRE Final Report


This guidance has been developed using the results of the ASPIRE Project which was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (HS&DR - 12/64/187).

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