The online course is produced and run by Wellmind Media in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, a UK charity for everyone's mental health. The course is part of the Be Mindful initiative for raising the public awareness of mindfulness and improving the availability of mindfulness training.
The Be Mindful course delivers all the elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in an online format. Over 20,000 people have taken the course since it went live in 2011. It's recognized by leading teaching institutions including the Mindfulness Centre of Oxford University and the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University. Be Mindful is listed on the NHS Apps Library, having been assessed and satisfying rigorous NHS quality standards for clinical effectiveness, safety, usability and accessibility.
The effectiveness of the Be Mindful course has been the subject of many highly significant research studies. In one study by Oxford University published in BMJ Open, the reported average outcomes for completers of the course show participants enjoying reductions of 58% in anxiety, 57% in depression and 40% in stress.