Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a group-based courses for people with a history of recurring depression who are currently feeling well. It helps people to develop skills to prevent depression coming back.

People who have completed a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) course often say it has helped them to learn skills and strategies that help them halt the downward spiral into depression. They also describe how the course helps them to develop a more accepting relationship to bodily sensations, feelings and thoughts. Many group members say that they value meeting other people in the group with whom they have a lot in common.

Each group is run through the AccEPT clinic at the University of Exeter.  The group meets for eight weekly two-hour sessions with a number of follow-up sessions several months later. There are up to 15 people in each group.

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