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Transforming Mental Health

Our research impact

Bangor University has made a global impact on wellbeing and we are internationally renowned for our impact on the quality of Mindfulness-Based Programs 

The University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice (CMRP) was the first university-based centre established in Europe, also leading the world’s first Masters program in this field. Techniques developed by our researchers are now used by most Mindfulness centres across the world, making a global impact.

Based on our University’s findings in Wales specifically, the developing Curriculum for Wales now allows for Mindfulness to be embedded in the curriculum and used as a whole school approach.  

The CMRP has been at the forefront of the uptake of mindfulness training in the health service, workplaces, the justice system, in policy contexts and in education, in fact the Curriculum for Wales now allows for Mindfulness in classroom teaching and to be used as a whole school approach.


Rebecca Crane,  Professor in Psychology & Director, Centre Mindfulness Research and Practice


The University provides free Mindfulness sessions to students

Having worked in Education as a schoolteacher and leader for most of my career, completing the MSc at Bangor completely changed my direction. I joined a research team at the University of Oxford who were looking at all aspects of mindfulness in schools. The excellent support and encouragement I received from Bangor University made this opportunity a reality for me and I cannot thank my many tutors and fellow students enough. A life-changing experience that’s for sure!


Liz Lord MSc Dept of Psychiatry,  University of Oxford & Bangor University Graduate 

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