The Mindful Parenting & Community Project Members
We established MPCP in 2015 as a way to establish and develop mindful communities, support individuals young and old to be more able to step out of automatic pilot mode and become more present moment focused.
At MPCP, we aim to:
Raise awareness of the benefits of mindfulness with families and the communities in which they live. With a particular focus on vulnerable and disadvantaged families without the means to access ‘mainstream’ mindfulness courses in their localities.
Support parents in managing stress, and difficulties in their lives in order for them to become more resilient, to parent more effectively and engage more positively within their communities.
Deliver a range of mindfulness training courses, workshops and information for parents and for professionals working with families and children in the Bristol and Avon area.
We adhere to the BAMBA Good Practice Guidelines and relevant legislation in terms of service delivery.
We are listed on the UK Mindfulness Network for recognised practitioners.
In April 2016 we organised a Mindful Parenting and Community Conference in Bristol, raising awareness of the benefits of Mindful Parenting for families, schools and wider community.
Since 2016 have successfully won grants (Awards for All and Oxford Mindfulness Centre and Quartet Community Foundation) to deliver Mindfulness for Parents Courses to vulnerable parents who would not be able to access it normally. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 we presented our findings at Bangor University and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. In 2023 we presented our work at the International Congress at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.