We are making mindfulness training available to diverse communities that are underrepresented within mainstream NHS services.
At the end of last year, with local organisation MindOut, we ran the eight-week mindfulness course for LGBTQ participants. At the beginning of this year, we started a ten-week trauma-informed adapted course for asylum seekers and refugees, in collaboration with local organisations, particularly the Network of International Women in Brighton & Hove.
And in the Spring, we plan to run a culturally relevant version of mindfulness-based inclusion training for Black, Asian and People of Colour communities starting with a taster on 29 March. Find out more and how to book this free course here. And if you know anybody who might be interested please let them know.
We’re also running further courses for asylum seekers and refugees, and for people from the LGBTQ community.
In each case the curricula and the programme is adapted and responsive to the needs of participants. It’s early days yet, but so far we are receiving hugely positive feedback from participants about their experiences of these courses.
We will be evaluating the impact of these courses. However, encouraged by the initial feedback and sensing unmet demand, we are keen to partner with organisations from these, and other underrepresented communities, to run further mindfulness courses.
If you are interested in working with us to reach underrepresented communities please be in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.