Mindful Measures is a seminar which explores current measures for mindfulness evaluation within research and practice contexts, particularly mental and physical health. The seminar also discusses broader themes in relation to selecting outcome measures for practice evaluation, defining mindfulness, and adapting evaluation to specific client populations including older adults. The event closes with some reflections and questions on the day as well as discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of selecting evaluation tools for larger scale national evaluation. 

We hope that this event will support mindfulness practitioners and/or researchers to carry out audit and research planning which is relevant to their current needs and areas of mindfulness interest.

This event is being held on an entirely not-for-profit basis in order to make the event affordable and accessible to a wide range of groups including health and social care workers and students and academics in higher education.

About the Scottish Mindfulness Research Community

The Scottish Mindfulness Research Community (SMRC) is a developing grassroots network which promotes and supports mindfulness related research and audit activity among clinicians, academics, students and other relevant mindfulness practitioners based in Scotland. We have over 100 members across six universities and seven health boards across Scotland and are also keen to develop links and research collaborations within the UK and further afield. We work closely with local mindfulness organisations including the Scottish Mindfulness Interest Group (SCOTMIG) and Mindfulness Scotland.

If you would like to find out more about SMRC or are interested in becoming a member, click here.

Call for Posters

The seminar will include a poster session during the lunch break. We encourage health and social care practiitioners as well as student and researcher delegates to submit posters about mindfulness audit and research that they are currently involved in.

Please submit poster proposals consisting of an abstract of up to 200 words to (insert email address here). Your abstract and poster needs to include headings explaining why and what you did, what you found and what the implications are i.e. introduction or background, aims or hypotheses, results or audit outcome. It is also important to acknowledge the co-workers involved in your project by name on the poster as authors or contributors and detail their institutional affiliations e.g. university or NHS sites.

The deadline for poster proposals is 1st November 2012. Please register as a delegate as well as submitting your poster. Please send your abstract to measuresseminar2012@gmail.com.


Date: 9th November 2012



Division of Psychiatry Lecture Theatre
Kennedy Tower
Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Edinburgh EH10 5HF

Due to limited local parking facilities near the hospital, we advise participants to use public transport if possible.  Lothian Buses #11, 16, 23 serve the area from central Edinburgh and bus stops are within a short walk of Edinburgh Waverley train station.

Registration is now closed, and all available places have been taken.  If you have signed up to the EventBrite waiting list, you may be contacted if a ticket does become available.

General registration £30/person

We are also offering 10 subsidised student places at £20 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration fees include lunch and refreshments for the day, kindly provided by local caterer Bespoke Organic Events, which supports many local mental health and environmental charities.

Click here to register.

Registration deadline: 2nd November 2012

Please write to measuresseminar2012@gmail.com if you have any questions about registration.