Online mindfulness-based interventions and their use in mental health practice
Intended for healthcare professionals
Evidence and practice    

Online mindfulness-based interventions and their use in mental health practice

Ben Parkinson Senior lecturer in nursing, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland
Maggie Lawrence Professor, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland
Evelyn McElhinney Senior lecturer, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland
Jo Booth Professor, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland

Why you should read this article:
  • To enhance your knowledge of online mindfulness-based interventions, their benefits and limitations

  • To explore systematic reviews of recent research into online mindfulness-based interventions

  • To better understand which of your patients could benefit from online mindfulness-based interventions

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has emphasised the importance of online therapeutic interventions for people experiencing mental health issues. Online mindfulness-based interventions can be a flexible and accessible way for people to receive support. They have been shown to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression in diverse clinical populations. However, they can produce side effects and they are not suitable for everyone. The aim of this article is to inform mental health nurses and nursing students about the benefits and limitations of online mindfulness-based interventions for people experiencing mental health issues.

Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2022.e1619

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This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

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Correspondence

ben.parkinson@gcu.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Parkinson B, Lawrence M, McElhinney E et al (2022) Online mindfulness-based interventions and their use in mental health practice. Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2022.e1619

Published online: 02 August 2022

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