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:
- 2024 Course Handbook
- 2024 Application Form For Sussex Partnership Staff
- 2024 Application Form For External Applicants
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the training, please contact email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to book a place on one.