Virtual reality mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) programme

Virtual reality mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) programme

University College London, The Retreat Clinics and Tend VR are conducting a study exploring mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) delivered through virtual reality (VR). We are recruiting adults who have experienced recent anxiety or depressive symptoms to test this innovative approach over a 10-12-week period.

If you would like to take part, we will be asking you to complete interviews, surveys, and journal entries to provide feedback on your experience receiving the VR MBCT programme at home. The programme and the VR equipment will be provided, free of charge.

If you are interested in participating in this mental health study and advancing the progress of VR to improve mental health, please complete the Expression of Interest Form (EOI) here (

If you have any questions after you have looked at the EOI then please email You can find a taster video of the immersive VR programme here

Full details of involvement will be available in the participant information pack which will be sent to you once you have been enrolled on to the study. Contributing your experiences could support the development of new technologies for mental healthcare.