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Mental Strength, Agility and Health For All

In an article for the Cambridge University Press report, Education Insights From Cambridge MiSP CEO, Chivonne Preston, talks about the ways mindfulness can equip learners from a wide range of contexts and backgrounds to thrive happily within a challenging and ever-evolving work landscape. “We do not know what specific knowledge our children are going to […]

Being A Present Parent On Results Day

by Matt Wilks Being a parent of a 16 year-old is difficult. This not-quite adult who has emerged from the child you knew and now fills your home with their mess, their technology obsession and their opinions. There’s the nascent next-stages, the blossoming relationships (or not), the faltering first steps into the world of work […]

Good Enough

by Ben Chalwin   “If it’s good enough for you, it’s good enough for me.” Dodgy – Good Enough A chipped mug, a book with bent up pages and a seized rear windscreen wiper – all minor sources of irritation. In reality, these imperfections don’t have that much of a negative impact on how these […]

Feeling Blue? Mental Health at Cambridge University

Luke Naylor-Perrott – MiSP Youth Ambassador. Creator, Director, Writer, Producer, Editor – Feeling Blue? In May 2018, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, purchased four guinea pigs – a harmless (and in my opinion, adorable) measure to try and combat exam stress. “I recognise this is real pressure,” said Jackie Ashley, the College’s President, “and if the […]

Mindfulness and Masculinity

By Richard Burnett MiSP’s aim with A Million Minds Matter is to reach one million children with mindfulness in classrooms across the UK. Our recent conference was an important step in that direction and the feedback we have had has been humbling and inspiring. What made the speakers so compelling was in part how different […]

Why I Run

by Chivonne Preston I am not a natural runner. My kindly-meant-but-honest children say I run more like a hippo than a cheetah and it is true, I do run heavily and reluctantly with a grim determination. But unlike a hippo, I don’t run to threaten a competitor or to protect my habitat… I run to […]

MiSP

by Caroline Fish   We all have certain expectations of a conference – as the word suggests, ‘a formal meeting of people with a shared interest’ offering ‘a group of talks on a particular subject’. I’ve been to lots over the years, arriving bright-eyed and enthusiastic, keen to learn and hoping to be sufficiently inspired […]