Mindfulness Support Service is a not for profit Community Interest Company (CIC), with the primary aim of preventing and reducing domestic abuse and its effects.
MSS provides tools, methods and resources to support individuals and families who have been affected by abuse and violence. We offer courses covering Mindfulness, Meditation and reflective practices. Participants of our courses can use the tools in their daily life.
The Mindfulness Support Service will be the first service of its kind in the UK to adopt this holistic, preventative approach for the benefit of children, families and perpetrators of domestic abuse.
Over recent years, crime surveys show that the prevalence of domestic abuse continues. The number of cases recorded by police continues to increase. Data shows that there needs to be a dramatic increase in effective, targeted preventative work to reduce domestic abuse/violence. It is for this reason that Mindfulness Support Service has been formed.
Mindfulness Support Service currently operates across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
The Mindfulness Support Service Team
The MSS team comprise of a group of professionals with a wealth of experience in both domestic abuse and mindfulness/meditation.
Board of Trustees
We have a board of Trustees with a wealth of experience and insight ranging from clinical psychologists, Local Authority representatives through to our youth engagement representative. The board meets quarterly and is responsible for ensuring the social purpose of the organisation is met. They are also responsible for guarding the ethos and values of the organisation and ensuring financial accountability.
The organisation carefully selects Mindfulness Practitioners to deliver the group sessions. They are trained in safeguarding, have an up to date DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) police certificate and are committed to the ethos and values of the organisation. They receive regular supervision and support and their practice is quality assured on a regular basis.