Frank has worked in the community care voluntary mental health sector for some twenty-five years and currently project manages a supported housing therapeutic community in the North West. Frank was the co-founding Director of the Belfast Mindfulness Centre. As an indigenous Belfast born practitioner he has been at the forefront of developing creative cross community mindfulness based initiatives to communities / groups traumatised by the Northern Ireland troubles. Frank studied mindfulness at the University of Wales and is a qualified integrative humanistic counsellor. Presently Frank teaches mindfulness through the life long learning programme at the Queen’s University of Belfast and has also successfully delivered experiential and practice-based training programmes to mental health and allied professionals working in psychiatry, nursing, social work and the criminal justice system.
He has also trained in Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) at the Centre for Addiciton Treatment Studies
Dr David Cameron PhD C. Psychology
David has worked in adult mental health for approaching twenty-years and is currently Head of Research (part-time) of a Belfast based voluntary mental health organisation. David also works independently as a Mental Health Consultant (Psychologist) in private practice, providing professional consultations and specialised training inputs to mental health and allied professionals locally, nationally and internationally. David is an associate (part-time) lecturer with Dublin City University, School of Mental Health Nursing and in the past lectured on the MSc course in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Queens University of Belfast. David has a special interest in and is a member of the International Network of Treatment Alternatives (that includes mindfulness) in Recovery (INTAR). David has presented at conferences worldwide, is published in the field of specialised psychotherapy research and clinical commentary and has written an internationally peer reviewed treatment manual for victims traumatised by the Northern Ireland Conflict – while continuing to work as a sessional counsellor for the Shankill Trauma and Stress Group. Finally, as part of his continued professional development David is entering the final stages of a Doctoral Psychotherapy training run in partnership with Middlesex University and the Metanoia Institute London.