The technology described in this briefing is Be Mindful. It is an online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) course, designed to treat depression, stress and anxiety. The scope for this briefing is to consider the use of Be Mindful in a therapist-guided model of care, in adult IAPT services, to treat mild to moderate and moderate to severe depression.
The IAPT expert panel did not recommend Be Mindful for the evaluation in practice phase of the NICE and NHS England IAPT assessment programme. The panel concluded that Be Mindful did not match the eligibility criterion for a therapist-guided model of care needed to progress to evaluation in practice.