We are conducting a research study asking the question "Is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) an alternative to long term antidepressant use?"

We know that if someone has suffered depression in the past they are likely to suffer depression again in the future. If you have a history of depression and there is a chance you might become depressed again, your GP is likely to suggest that you continue to take antidepressant medication for at least two years. This is the recommended treatment to stop depression from coming back.

A new form of treatment, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), has been developed as an alternative way to help people with a history of depression stay well.

We have been conducting a study to see which of these two methods, MBCT or antidepressants, is the most helpful to people, both in terms of how well they feel and also which they prefer. If you are interested about the trial, you can contact us here, emailing prevent@ex.ac.uk or phoning 01392 726102.

We are no longer recruiting to this trial.  However, if you want to find out more about the research, training and clinical work please visit the Exeter Mindfulness Website.