As part of SANE's aim to increase the scope of POWIC as a centre for multi-disciplinary research, we have partnered with Oxford Mindfulness Centre and Professor Daniel Freeman.
Since 2008 SANE has made space available within the POWIC Research Centre to share its building with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC). OMC is a charity working within the University of Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry, and is conducting research and training in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for people with severe, recurrent depression who are at risk of suicide. The relationship with OMC is in keeping with SANE’s original aim that POWIC should act not only as a base for neuro-scientific research but also as a forum for the dissemination of information, the provision of training and the involvement of patients, families and carers.
Professor Mark Williams is Director of OMC. Click here to listen to him talking about Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
This year, new research led by Professor Daniel Freeman will start at POWIC into developing the understanding and treatment of delusions and hallucinations. The research is part of a 5 year programme of work to improve cognitive-behavioural therapy for paranoia. Click here to learn more about Professor Freeman's work.
Click here to watch Professor Freeman describe a research study that reveals the extent of paranoia in the general public.