Table 2: Recruitment to the qualitative study.

Year of study when attending the mindfulness courseGenderReasons for attending the courseWho referred them to the mindfulness course

2FShift from academic learning to clinical placements in year 2 was stressfulStudent advisor
3FFeeling stressed. Wanting to manage thoughts/feelings. Seeing benefit of mindfulness in a friendStudent advisor
1FFeeling stressed, isolated, withdrawnStudent advisor
2FFeeling down, subdued, and actively stressedStudent advisor
2MFinding the course stressful. Wanting to learn coping mechanisms.Student advisor
3FRecovery from eating disorder and learning
to cope better with stress
Student GP