iCope - Mindfulness Based Therapies

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Mindfulness-based therapy courses are designed to help patients:

  • stay well and prevent relapse into depression
  • cope with long term, treatment resistant anxiety
  • cope with low mood, anxiety and chronic pain in the context of long term health problems (cardiovascular, MSK, immune system disorders, etc.)

Practicing mindfulness can help patients live more fully in the present, rather than being caught in rumination and worry over the past or future. It can help individuals become more aware of patterns of low mood and stress and better able to respond to them skillfully, helping to enhance well-being.

Eligibility criteria


Mindfulness based cognitive therapy for the prevention of relapse into depression is suitable for people with long term, relapsing depressive disorder who have had a course of CBT for depression at least once.    
Mindfulness based stress reduction is suitable for people with chronic pain, long term health conditions and chronic anxiety.


  • For mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) courses, the main exclusions are recent bereavement, a current major depressive episode, other mental disorder diagnoses, or ongoing alcohol/substance misuse problems
  • For mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)  courses, the main exclusions are current treatment at a pain clinic, or alcohol/substance misuse problems

How to refer

EMIS form Download Form

Referral methods: E-referral, Email, EMIS managed referral

A referral form for iCope has been uploaded onto EMIS for GP surgeries in Camden and Islington.

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Email Address

e: cim-tr.icopecamden@nhs.net

Phone Number

t: 02033176670


w: https://www.icope.nhs.uk

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Last updated: Oct 14th, 2019
Review date: Oct 14th, 2020