New Horizons is part of a VR Mental health study

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This Study is now full but please keep an eye on the Website and social media pages as there may be a second study coming up

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


If you might like to take part, you just complete an expression of interest form and answer a few questions. For those selected, we’ll ask you to complete short, online interviews, surveys, and journal entries to give feedback on your experience of receiving the VR MBCT programme at home. The programme and the VR equipment will be provided, free of charge during the study.


If you are interested in this mental health study and helping advance the use 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 form then, please email: You’ll find a taster video of the immersive VR programme here 


Full details of your involvement will be available in participant information packs sent out once you’ve been enrolled. Contributing your experiences will help the development of new technologies for mental healthcare.