Jenny Edwards CBE Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation said, ‘ This is a great way to show mindfulness in action. A number of employers and individuals already access our online course but this is the first time to our knowledge that an NHS Foundation Trust has used it with patients.’
She went on to say ‘Whilst the sample remains small, we look forward to other NHS bodies considering this as a way to support patients as well as staff.’
Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) have been providing patients with access to Be Mindful Online as an intervention for depression and anxiety. This is offered through their IAPTS service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) which is an NHS programme rolling out services across England offering interventions approved by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for treating people with depression and anxiety disorders.
RDaSH operate a wide range of community, mental health, learning disabilities, drug and alcohol services across Rotherham, Doncaster, North and North-East Lincolnshire and Manchester.