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Summary of evidence

The summary of evidence provides an overview of the topic area. It provides definitions and common understanding around the topic, the importance of addressing the topic at work, and then a summary of the literature (both practitioner and academic) aimed at addressing the topic at work.

Academic research

We have selected some of the strongest academic research regarding workplace mindfulness interventions and provided summaries below.  All studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals and are presented under three headings: Reviews of mindfulness interventions, Manager Interventions (Mindful Leadership) and Individual Interventions. 

Practitioner research

Some of the strongest practitioner evidence regarding mindfulness interventions at work has been summarised below.  These are empirical studies or work of publishable quality that provide case studies and reviews of interventions conducted in the workplace.  The studies are presented under two headings: Manager Interventions (Mindful Leadership) and Individual Interventions.

Access tools and guidance

Tools for individual employees

A number of tools are available to support employees in developing their mindfulness practice and much research has shown the benefits of mindfulness. We have provided some useful links to resources from reputable sources.

Tools for leaders and managers

These tools have been designed to help managers and leaders in developing their own mindfulness practice which in turn may have many workplace benefits. 

Tools for organisations and practitioners

A variety of toolkits and guidance documents have been developed to help organisations implement mindfulness interventions in the workplace. These resources have been developed to help practitioners take an organisational approach to mindfulness. 

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White papers and position statements

Documents that relate to national policy implications are provided below.

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