This year-long, part-time, NHS-based course trains people to teach the eight-week MBCT/MBSR programmes. It is open to both NHS staff and people who work outside of the NHS. The training runs from February to December each year, and includes an opportunity to teach an entire MBCT or MBSR course alongside one of Sussex Mindfulness Centre's highly experienced mindfulness teachers.

Graduates are eligible to apply for BAMBA registration 

Graduates of the training, who have taught two groups of the same curriculum, are eligible to apply to the British Association for Mindfulness Based Approaches' (BAMBA's) national register of mindfulness teachers. The training costs £3,950, plus a £500 residential retreat. There are usually some funded or part-funded training places available for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust staff.

The course handbook below provides more details:

Applications for 2024 are now open

Applicants who are external to Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT) are welcome to submit their applications early and to request an earlier interview date.

Meet the teachers and find out more

Attend one of our teacher training information sessions on the following dates:

  • Monday 5 June 6 - 7pm
  • Tuesday 20 June 6 - 7pm
  • Monday 3 July 10 - 11am

Register to attend one of these sessions by emailing

For further information about the training, please contact or call our Sussex Mindfulness Centre Administrator on 0300 304 0689. Regular, online, information sessions will be held about SMC’s trainings throughout the year. Please email if you'd like to book a place on one.