Jenny Nicholson

Registered Mental Health Nurse Prescriber


Jenny is a Registered Mental Health Nurse Prescriber, and mindfulness teacher, with over twenty years’ experience of working in addiction treatment services. She has worked in various roles, as drug worker, addiction nurse, crack/cocaine specialist and clinical manager, across the statutory and voluntary sectors in Oxfordshire.

She is now Residential Detox Nurse Prescriber and mindfulness teacher at a council-funded 10-bedded detoxification unit, SMART Howard House, in Oxford, where she has developed a rolling mindfulness programme for residents, Mindfulness in Early Addiction Recovery (MEAR). She recently gained her MSc: Psychological Therapies and Research (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapies and Approaches) (Distinction) from Exeter University with the study presented here, her first foray into research. This experience has excited her interest into further investigation of the adaptations needed to make mindfulness-based interventions safe and effective at this early stage of the recovery journey.