About Us

MiSP is the UK’s leading provider of mindfulness classroom curricula.

In 2009 MiSP was established as a not-for-profit company by Richard Burnett and Chris Cullen, school teachers and mindfulness practitioners, in the belief that the young people in their classrooms could benefit from learning mindfulness skills.

There were no curricula teaching mindfulness skills available in the UK in 2009 so MiSP created .b (pronounced ‘dot-b’, which stands for stop and be) for 11-18 year olds.  MiSP later worked with Sarah Silverton and Pen Y Bryn School’s Tabitha Sawyer and created Paws b for 7-11 year olds. MiSP’s most recent course is .b Foundations which was written for teachers and school staff.

MiSP does not deliver these curricula directly in schools themselves but provides training to adults to teach its mindfulness courses to children and young people in schools. MiSP now has over 2344 teachers trained to Teach .b , 926 to Teach Paws b and 287 to Teach .b Foundations.

Charitable Aims

In September 2016 MiSP became a charity with the vision that every child should possess the skills to help them manage difficulty and flourish, and an understanding of how and when to use those skills.

We aim to promote the teaching of mindfulness to young people by offering free support, advice, and information to schools, teachers, pupils and parents in the UK as well as the highest level of training in MiSP’s curricula. To take mindfulness to as many young people as possible we offer supported places on all MiSP training courses to schools who have above average numbers of pupils receiving Free School Meals. For more information please click here.

We are looking for additional trustees to enhance our board

Now that MiSP is a charity we are looking to widen the range of skills and expertise on its Board. We are looking for 3 or 4 more energetic, proactive professionals with an interest in the wellbeing of young people and in particular, but not restricted to, a knowledge of education, fundraising, HR, growing an organisation and charity management.

Board members must be able to attend in person the quarterly meetings in London and Tonbridge, Kent.  We need our trustees to be available to work on specific projects and be able to advise and support the Executive team from time to time.

Appointments will be for a 3-year term in the first instance. The position is voluntary and unremunerated although reasonable travel expenses can be claimed. MiSP is committed to equal opportunities and is actively seeking to make the board more diverse and inclusive. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

If you would like to apply to support MiSP as a trustee please send a CV and covering letter to enquiries@mindfulnessinschools.org