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Compassion, burnout and self-criticism in mental healthcare professionals

Evaluation of the impact of a brief Compassionate Mind Training on Burnout and Self-criticism in MH care professionals.

Burnout is a growing problem among healthcare professionals, and it is a particular problem for mental healthcare professionals, however research is sparse. This study aims to further our understanding of burnout and self-criticism among mental healthcare professionals and explore the effectiveness of brief Compassionate Mind Training in reducing burnout.            

You will be asked to complete some questionnaires and you will then have the option to try out a brief 2-week Compassionate Mind Training practices, taking approximately 20 minutes, which may help improve your psychological wellbeing. You will then complete the questionnaires again at the end of the 2 weeks and then once again 2 weeks later.

If you participate you will have the chance of winning 1 of 6 £25 Amazon gift vouchers.

To take part you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a mental healthcare professional


If you would like to take part or want more information please either click the link below or contact the below:

Chief Investigator: Emel Atuk (

Main Supervisor: Dr Margo Ononaiye (

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