About Us

Mindfulness for Doctors is a national network which facilitates residential weekends for doctors and medical students who want to explore secular mindfulness based practice both personally and professionally.

We are a growing group catering for experienced mindfulness practitioners and those new to mindfulness. We aim to support and develop our personal practice through experiential learning, sharing personal experience, small group seminars etc with a particular emphasis on the application of mindfulness techniques to clinical settings.

Shaun Bhattacherjee


Shaun graduated from the University of Nottingham Medical School in 1990 before moving to Yorkshire to complete postgraduate training in psychiatry and subsequently forensic psychiatry.

His first consultant post was in a low secure and community forensic psychiatry service in West Yorkshire. In 2005, he took up his current post as a consultant forensic psychiatrist at Broadmoor Hospital, the high secure forensic psychiatric hospital in Berkshire where he has clinical and managerial responsibility as the Clinical Lead for the Mental Illness Directorate. He and Gwen introduced mindfulness based groups for patients to the hospital and they have also run mindfulness groups for staff.

He first learned to meditate in the early 1990s through the Leeds Buddhist Centre. He was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2013 where he received his Buddhist name, Munissara, which means Lord of Sages. He enjoys teaching and runs regular meditation classes open to the public.

Mark Radcliffe


Mark graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School in 1988. He trained in psychiatry on the Yorkshire training scheme and is a UKCP accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist.

He works in Yorkshire as an associate specialist in psychiatry within community teams and assertive outreach team. He continues his psychotherapy practice within the psychological therapies service, and facilitates Balint groups and psychotherapy consultations for teams working alongside patients with psychosis.

He was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2010 and is a trustee of the Sacred Space Foundation charity supporting workshops and retreats in the Lake District and Iona. He facilitates spiritual groups and retreats for men in Leeds and works alongside the Chaplaincy in the mental health trust offering retreats for staff and carers. He is developing staff training in spirituality and mental health care.

Mark has a long standing interest in meditation, spiritual practice, staff wellbeing and is currently exploring meditation in movement.

Gwen Adshead


Gwen Adshead is a forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She graduated in 1983 from the University of London; trained as a psychiatrist at St George’s hospital and the Institute of psychiatry. She is qualified as a group analyst and mindfulness based cognitive therapist; and she has also completed basic training in Mentalisation based therapy at the Anna Freud Centre. She is registered with the UKCP as a group therapist. She currently works as a locum forensic psychiatrist at Ravenswood medium secure unit in Hampshire.

Gwen has a long standing interest in the health and well being of health care professionals; especially doctors. She has first hand experience of what it is to be a distressed doctor, as well as having had experience in working with distressed doctors in the USA and in London. When not running therapy groups or writing about them, Gwen likes to walk, garden and sing.