Join us at the Mindfulness in Schools Project’s annual conference which seeks to mobilise the mindfulness community. This year the event launches MiSP’s A Million Minds Matter campaign, and you will hear from a panel of expert speakers, headlined by Ruby Wax, alongside inspirational testimonies and performances which demonstrate the power of mindfulness as an effective tool for 21st century living.
Come and learn how MiSP are making children’s mental health a priority today – pledging to reach one million children within the next five years. Find out how you can play a part in this movement, empowering children with a lifelong toolkit to deal with challenging circumstances and to enable them to flourish.
The A Million Minds Matter conference is a fundraising event with all proceeds going towards our campaign goal, ultimately seeking to provide MiSP programmes for as little as £5 per child in order to remove cost as a barrier to accessing the benefits of mindfulness.
Special Guests include:
Ruby Wax – As well as her stint at the RSC, her 25 years writing and performing on BBC and Channel Four and her one-woman shows, Ruby has written two bestselling books about mindfulness – Sane New World and A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled. She is currently touring a show based on her latest book – How to Be Human: The Manual. Find out more about Ruby at: http://www.rubywax.net/
Jonny Benjamin – An award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger, Jonny was awarded an MBE for his services to mental health and suicide prevention in 2017. His story is a remarkable one and his experiences reveal a profound understanding of how mental health in the UK is (and is not) treated. Jonny’s practice of mindfulness is exemplary in the way it fits into the wider landscape of education and clinical care. Find out more about Jonny at: https://jonnybenjamin.co.uk/
Sir Steve Lancashire – Sir Steve Lancashire is the founder and CEO of one of the UK’s largest and most successful academy chains, REAch2. A National Leader for Education and advisor to the DfE, ‘Sir Steve’ wants all children to have access to an exceptional education and this includes their mental health and wellbeing. REAch2 is now leading the way to implementing mindfulness across their academy chain. Find out more about Steve at: http://reach2.org/about-us/reach2-leadership/
Vidyamala Burch – Vidyamala is the co-founder of Breathworks, one of the most highly-respected mindfulness organisations. Injured in 1977, she learned to meditate in 1985 and in 2001 started teaching meditation and mindfulness to people living with pain, illness and stress. She offers practical guidance in how to bring mindfulness and kindness to experience so one can ‘live well’ with a free and relaxed mind, whatever the circumstances. Find out more about Vidyamala at: www.vidyamala-burch.com
Jason Steele – Jason is the inspiring Founder and CEO of Raise The Youth, a not-for-profit that educates and cares for some of the most marginalised children and young people in Manchester. Mindfulness plays an important role not only in RTY’s work with young people, but in Jason and his team’s own capacity to deliver services in extremely challenging circumstances.
Find out more about Jason at: https://www.raisetheyouth.co.uk/meet-the-team/
And even more to be confirmed!