• Research 
    Photo by Lance Bellers

    I see the way I am now, and the way my life is now, as a testament to the transformative and healing power of mindfulness.
    Helga Dittmar, MBCT course

  • Practice 
    Photo by Lance Bellers

    I see the way I am now, and the way my life is now, as a testament to the transformative and healing power of mindfulness.
    Helga Dittmar, MBCT course

  • Train to teach mindfulness 
    Photo by Lance Bellers

    I see the way I am now, and the way my life is now, as a testament to the transformative and healing power of mindfulness.
    Helga Dittmar, MBCT course

  • In the workplace 
    Photo by Lance Bellers

    I see the way I am now, and the way my life is now, as a testament to the transformative and healing power of mindfulness.
    Helga Dittmar, MBCT course

  • Events at the SMC 
    Photo by Lance Bellers

    I see the way I am now, and the way my life is now, as a testament to the transformative and healing power of mindfulness.
    Helga Dittmar, MBCT course

  • Find out more about the SMC 
    Photo by Alun Ward

    I see the way I am now, and the way my life is now, as a testament to the transformative and healing power of mindfulness.
    Helga Dittmar, MBCT course

  • What is mindfulness? 
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    I see the way I am now, and the way my life is now, as a testament to the transformative and healing power of mindfulness.
    Helga Dittmar, MBCT course

  • Contact us 
    Photo by Alun Ward

    I see the way I am now, and the way my life is now, as a testament to the transformative and healing power of mindfulness.
    Helga Dittmar, MBCT course

At Sussex Mindfulness Centre we aim to improve wellbeing through mindfulness. We bring together mindfulness practice, research and training. We do this for the benefit of people with mental or physical health challenges and the wider community. We want to learn more about who and how mindfulness can help. We have heartfelt values: helping those in need, with compassion, based on evidence. What is mindfulness? 

Watch a new video about the work of Sussex Mindfulness Centre

This film was commissioned by the ASPIRE Project, led by Prof Willem Kuyken, Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and made by Tyson Joseph, Director, and Nikki Nime, Producer, Stories Like Us.

Black Lives MatterSussex Mindfulness Centre supports the Black Lives Matter movement and totally rejects discrimination based on ethnic, racial and other kinds of difference. As a mindfulness community, we recognise that the cause of suffering in individuals cannot be seen only in terms of internal processes and must be thought of in the context of the unequal power structures in society that shape those processes. As a part of the NHS, we strive to work towards a society in which our services are accessible and welcoming to all those who need them. We recognise and respect our differences; we celebrate the rich contribution made to society by a multiplicity of voices; and we commit to continue to learn from them by listening deeply to their wisdom.

In the workplace

Sussex Mindfulness Centre provides mindfulness services to other organisations and contributes to national initiatives which seek to increase the reach of mindfulness with integrity. Read more

Train to teach mindfulness

Sussex Mindfulness Centre has been offering mindfulness training since 2011. We have 13 experienced trainers and about 60 staff trained in mindfulness working for us in many different settings. Read more 

Practice

We run mindfulness-based interventions groups across Sussex and Hampshire with service users across the age range, and with staff. Read more 

Governance

SMC governance provides a framework for safe and effective mindfulness practice as delivered by our teachers, trainers and supervisors, and aligns with national best practice. Read more 

Our research

We conduct research on the potential benefits of mindfulness-based interventions for groups of people for whom interventions have not traditionally been available. Read more 

British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA)

(formerly the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations)

As the availability of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) continues to expand, it becomes increasingly important to ensure that the training and delivery of these approaches adhere to recognised standards supporting safe and ethical practice. The British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA), of which Sussex Mindfulness Centre is a member, was established (as the UK Network) in 2006, and is the lead organisation overseeing the quality of mindfulness-based training in the UK. Read more