The Sussex Mindfulness Centre is keen to make its mindfulness training available to diverse communities that are underrepresented within mainstream NHS services. To achieve this, we are collaborating with third sector organisations that work with such communities, to increase their access to mindfulness. 

Funding to help us reach underrepresented groups

We are very grateful to Health Education England for funding to run five mindfulness courses with underrepresented communities. The first training sessions organised so far, are for LGBTQ, refugees and Black, Asian and People of Colour communities in Brighton and Hove and Sussex.  

We will deliver the training either face to face or online, in venues that best meet the needs of the populations we are working with. We are using adapted curricula for our mindfulness training that it is tailored, relevant and sensitive to the needs of each group. 

Who are we working with?

LGBTQ 

We are proud to be working with MindOut the LGBTQ mental health service to deliver an eight-week mindfulness course for their service users.

Refugees and people seeking asylum

We are running mindfulness training for women refugees and asylum seekers from January 2023. There are many non-governmental organisations working with and for refugees and asylum seekers in Sussex. We are particularly grateful for the support of Sanctuary on Sea, Refugee Radio, Robin Hood Health Foundation and the Network of International Women Brighton and Hove. Find out more about the mindfulness training for refugees starting on 6 January

Black, Asian and People of Colour communities 

We are honoured to be delivering culturally relevant version of mindfulness-based inclusion training for Black, Asian and People of Colour communities. By working with a range of organisations throughout the Sussex, Brighton and Hove region, Sussex Mindfulness Centre will deliver this award winning culturally informed mindfulness training for Black & Minority Ethnic Communities. The taster session will be held at the BMECP centre on the 14th December. See more information here or Apply now

Collaborate with us

If you are a Sussex-based organisation that serves underrepresented communities, and are able to help recruit groups of up to 12 people, and / or offer a venue for the course, please get in touch. We would also love it if you could support us to evaluate the course outcomes. We can support third sector organisations to apply for funding to run mindfulness courses for the communities they work with and serve. If you would like to know more about how we can deliver a course for you please email kate.webb@spft.nhs.uk