Mindfulness for young people: to meta-analyse or not to meta-analyse?


Sarah McDonald and André Tomlin consider another meta-analysis of mindfulness in young people, which finds “small effect sizes on a range of outcomes”. They conclude that we badly need more RCTs that reliably evaluate the effectiveness, safety and cost effectiveness of mindfulness in young people.

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All in the mindfulness? Reflections on the Mindful Nation report


André Tomlin considers the recommendations for health service delivery and research from the recent Mindful Nation report.

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The evidence for mindfulness: Mental Health Awareness Week #mhaw15


Mental Health Awareness Week starts today! It’s all about mindfulness this year, so we are showing our support by highlighting the evidence-based blogs we’ve written on the subject over the last few years. Start here if you want to read about the evidence for mindfulness, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based group therapy.

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Mindfulness based group therapy for common mental health disorders


Mark Smith summarises a recent RCT of mindfulness based group therapy in primary care patients with depression, anxiety and stress and adjustment disorders.

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