Exploring the cost effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer (MBCT-Ca): A PhD Project

PhD Student

Lucy Bryning


Tenovus Cancer Care

Project Summary

People living with cancer and their families often feel distress after diagnosis. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a psychosocial approach taught in a group context over eight sessions, promoting resilience.  There is increasing evidence of the effectiveness of MBCT in helping patients deal with cancer.  NHS resources are limited.  What is not known is whether MBCT, when delivered as part of usual NHS cancer care is cost-effective.

The objectives of this PhD project are to

  • Evaluate the current state of health economics research on mindfulness
  • Investigating the true cost of delivering mindfulness
  • Conduct a pilot trial exploring the cost-effectiveness of mindfulness in a Cancer setting

For further information, please contact Lucy Bryning at l.bryning@bangor.ac.uk