Urban Mindfullness Foundation  & Big Local Connects

Putting unity back into community

UMF are delighted to have been invited by the Local Trust to provide Mindfulness for Big Local Volunteers and Staff at the Big Local Connects annual conference In Nottingham.

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The Urban Mindfulness Foundation C.I.C

Where we embrace our uniqueness and connect through our common humanity

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Mindfulness Based Inclusion Training Courses and Retreat Days 2020

Mindfulness Based Living Course 2020 - Date to be confirmed- £80
Compassion Based Living Course 25th April 2020 - £120
Mindfulness Based Inclusion Training 26th Sept 2020 - 160

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Mind, Body and Soul Food Campaign Mayor of London

The Urban Mindfulness Foundation Meet the Mayor and his team

The Mayor of London and his team showed great belief in us by pledging a massive £40K to our crowdfunding campaign. Whilst we successfully raised £60K with 140 backers, we didn't make the full target but we are already planning to try again next year. Thanks all!

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Mindfulness Inclusion Drop in Sessions - Resume 18th January 2020

The Red House, 13 Upton Lane, E7 9PN 10.30-12.30. Every fortnight.
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Urban Mindfulness Foundation Training Courses

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Welcome to the Urban Mindfulness Foundation C.I.C

A not for profit Social Enterprise providing FREE Mindfulness Training Courses that help embrace the challenges of Urban living.

The Urban Mindfulness Foundation provides Mindfulness Training Courses in City locations for Individuals, Families, Youth Groups, Schools, and Business. Every course is designed to facilitate health, well being and pro-social connection by embracing our individual uniqueness and connecting through our common humanity.

Mindfulness Courses & Training

We offer one to one Mindfulness Training to people with particular privacy requirements or those with group anxiety issues. Our bespoke training sessions help to introduce the practice in a safe, professional and relating way.

Each of our practitioners have a depth of personal and academic experience including mindfulness studies to a least MSc Level or equivalent and we each follow the UK Network for Mindfulness Based-Teachers Good Practice Guidelines.

We also deliver the Mindfulness Associations; Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) and Compassion Based Living Course (CBLC) alongside the Mindfulness In Schools Project dot b and Paws b courses.

Regular Mindfulness Drop in classes in Newham East London

Why not come along to one of our regular drop in classes run every other Saturday morning. Drop in classes are delivered on a suggested donation basis to ensure Mindfulness Training is available to anyone who wishes to practice as part of a group.  


Newham Drop in sessions are held every other Saturday morning.

Time:  10.30am to 12.30 noon

Location: The Red House, 13 Upton Avenue, Forest Gate, London, E7 9PN.

Next Session: Saturday 29th February 2020

NEW EVENT: Mindful Heroes

Join us for an afternoon with Vin Harris, Meditation Teacher, co-editor of Mindful Heroes and Founder of The Hart Knowe Trust

Date: Sunday 23rd February 2020

Time:  2pm – 5pm

Location: The Red House, 13 Upton Avenue, Forest Gate, London, E7 9PN.

Please RSVP: by Saturday 22nd February – 5pm via Meetup

Donations Welcome!

We look forward to welcoming you!

Mindfulness Based Inclusion Training


Together we have developed the first Mindfulness Based Inclusion Training programme (MBIT).The MBIT programme is designed to develop understanding and communication that nurtures awareness of our interconnection that builds trust and heal divisions in communities.

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The Mayor of London pledged £40,000 to our project

The Urban Mindfulness Foundation (UMF) and partners raised £60K to deliver an exciting innovative project that included offering FREE Mindfulness Courses to schools in Newham with the aim to make Mindfulness accessible and relatable at the grass roots of our community in a way that meets Newham’s diverse needs. Unfortunately, we did not manage to reach our final target. However, will be taking another bite at the cherry next year using all that we have learnt this time round.

We are delighted that the The Mayor of London demonstrated his belief in this project by pledging £40,000 towards the campaign and we send him and his team a massive thank you for all of the support.

Mindful News

The Urban Mindfulness Foundation have been mentioned by the Mindfulness & Social Change Network in a critical article on Independent Global Media Platform Open Democracy regarding Mindfulness and Social Change. The Article drafted by Luke Wreford and Paula Haddock is a collaborative response to issues regarding the Mindfulness Milieu and how it meets the intersection of Social Change.

Click here to read the full article

For more info on the mindfulness and social change network visit:   https://mindfulnessandsocialchange.org/

Our Moral Foundations

We also offer Free Mindfulness Training Courses for groups who would not normally be able to afford it!  

In collaboration with the Mindfulness Association’s Everyone Project and the Hart Knowe Trust; we provide Free 8-week Mindfulness Based Living Courses to eligible Groups and Organisations with Service Users who would not normally be able to access mindfulness training due to financial constraints or other difficulties. The Free mindfulness courses are funded by your donations and the Mindfulness Association and Hart Knowe Trust’s Everyone Project.

 If you have a Group of people or a Community Organisation who you think would benefit from Mindfulness Training, but would not normally be able to access it please get in touch.

   Ideal for Charities, Youth Groups, Community Groups, Social Service Groups, Care Leaver Support Organisations, Mental Health Support Groups and Organisations, Criminal Justice, Reform and Rehabilitation Support Groups as well as many other Community Support Organisations and low income support organisations. 

Please get in touch or complete our Free Mindfulness Training Opportunities application form here!

Please See A Project that has Inspired our Cause

Promoting Cultural Intelligence through Mindfulness Practice

Highlighted in the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group Report “Mindful Nation UK”.  The importance, application and delivery of Mindfulness Based Interventions in the context of socio-economically deprived and ethnically diverse urbanised demographic communities requires significant improvement.

Consequently, The Urban Mindfulness Foundation are focused on developing ways to address the requirements as highlighted in the Parliamentary Report to ensure Mindfulness Training can be delivered authentically to a more diverse audience that represents Urban life.

We also aim to encourages people from an ever widening demographic to both practice and learn to teach Mindfulness across all cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economical divides.

Ultimately there is a wish that this venture  leads to greater cultural intelligence and harmonious inter-connectivity that alleviates some of the suffering of division we see in the world today. If you would like to work with us please contact us on unity@urbanmindfulnessfoundation.co.uk

All our courses are offered on a suggested donation basis and concessionary discount codes are offered to those who are unable to meet the suggested donation.

If you require a concessionary discount code please email us