Mindfulness drop-ins

We offer free mindfulness drop-in sessions online throughout the month.

Sustains and deepens

The drop-ins are led by experienced teachers and offer an opportunity to sustain your practice and to sample mindfulness. It’s also hugely beneficial to practice with others.

Drop-ins are online

These mindfulness drop-ins are absolutely free. As they take place online (Zoom) you can join us from anywhere.

Who are the sessions for?

These drop-ins are now open to all NHS staff across the UK whether or not you have any experience of mindfulness. The drop-ins are also available to staff of the Sussex Health and Care Partnership and anybody else who has done an eight-week mindfulness course with the Sussex Mindfulness Centre.

Regular weekly and monthly sessions

Every Wednesday morning

Mindful compassion drop-ins from 8.15am to 9.00am with Annie Akasati McAuley every Wednesday morning. Please email smc@spft.nhs.uk for a link to join us. 

First Tuesday of the month at lunch

With Lucy Edwards these sessions are the first Tuesday of the month from 1.30-2.00pm. Please contact smc@spft.nhs.uk for a booking link.

Third Thursday of the month in the morning

With David Ward these sessions run from 8.15am to 9.00am on the third Thursday of the month. They are open to all of the people listed above and to service users of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who have completed our eight-week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course. Please email smc@spft.nhs.uk for a link to join us. 

Not for clinical or crisis care

We offer these drop-in sessions to support your mindfulness practice, to allow you an opportunity to try out mindfulness and build a sense of community.

During the session, please be prepared to have your camera on. If you feel distressed or unwell after a practice, please let the teacher leading the session know and, if appropriate, your GP or a clinician working with you.

It is not advisable to do these mindfulness practices in the heat of a crisis, when it would be important to access your GP or your designated mental health clinician.

Do contact smc@spft.nhs.uk if you have questions about the drop-ins but please be aware that we are not a clinical or crisis service, and it will not be possible to respond urgently or clinically to emails.

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