Frank Liddy has worked in the community care voluntary mental health sector for some twenty-five years and currently delivers mindfulness programmes for the leading charity Aware. Frank is the founding Director of the Belfast Mindfulness Centre. He is also the co founder of Compassion City Belfast. As an indigenous Belfast born practitioner he has been at the forefront of developing creative cross community mindfulness / compsssion 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 compassion 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.