We are providing free mindfulness courses for Sussex Partnership staff in 2023
If you work for any Sussex health organisation or local authority, other than the Sussex Partnership, please check out this page.
We also offer places on each course for other NHS staff, outside Sussex - if that's you, please read on to apply.
Our eight-week courses have been run in Sussex Partnership for 16 years and have been shown to reduce stress and increase wellbeing. Although they could be the first step in training to be a mindfulness teacher, their main purpose is to support staff wellbeing.
Due to COVID 19 we are still offering all courses online. Courses for 2023 are listed below:
Please take a look at the flyer for staff here.
To find out more about the groups, see the information sheet here.
To book a place, please complete the online application form (indicate in order of preference, the course you would like to attend).
You will see a link to our equality monitoring form after you submit the application. It is optional but is a vital part of monitoring equality of opportunity in this scheme; the answers you give will not be reviewed by those selecting to the group.
Mindfulness training for Sussex Partnership staff
The below groups are online Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) or Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) unless stated otherwise.
Fridays from 21 April - 16 June 2023 (MBCT)
Times: 9.00am - 11.00am
The teacher is Fergal Jones and Maureen McIntosh
Fridays from 29 April - 30 June 2023 (MSC)
N.B: no session 19 May.
Times: 2.30pm - 5.00pm
The teacher is Paul Johanson
Please note, this is a mindful self-compassion group, which has a slightly different format from MBCT and emphasises kindness and compassion practices.
Thursdays from 4 May - 29 June 2023
Times: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
The teacher is Jiva Masheder
Tuesdays from 16 May - 18 July 2023 (MBCT)
N.B: no session 27 June.
Times: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
The teacher is Richard Gilpin
Wednesdays from 24 May - 26 July 2023
N.B: no session 31 May.
Times: 9.30am - 11.30am
The teacher is Ruth Sequeira