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Mindfulness for mental wellbeing - Stress, anxiety and depression - NHS Choices. Awareness of ourselves and the world around us – sometimes called mindfulness – can improve our mental wellbeing.


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25 February 2014
Norman Lamb Minister of State, Department of Health
Depressive Illnesses


Currently, we not collect data on the proportion of patients with depression who were given mindfulness-based therapies. However, from July 2014 the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Data Standard will be expanded to include mindfulness as a delivered therapy type.


Data on the number of sessions of Mindfulness delivered by IAPT services will be held by the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre.


Written Answer to Chris Ruane MP