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Research into implementing mindfulness in schools

MYRIAD involves a range of studies, including a seven-year randomised control trial and research project funded by the Wellcome Trust. It is investigating whether and how mindfulness training (MiSP’s .b) can be used to prevent depression and build resilience during early adolescence, to establish whether mindfulness can be an effective and cost-effective approach to promoting […]

Research into .b

There have been a number of studies conducted to investigate the impact of our curriculum for 11-18 year olds, .b, on young people. One of the earliest was undertaken in 2013 to assess the acceptability of .b as a universal mindfulness intervention to enhance mental health and well-being in secondary schools. This was a non-randomised […]

Sit Together - it's like a port in a storm and as important as cleaning my teeth

by Caroline Wilson When MiSP launched ‘Sit Together’, I was keen to join in. It seemed like such a great initiative and, as a MiSP trustee, I wished to be as supportive as possible of both the initiative and the amazing MiSP team setting it all up. With my own regular mindfulness practice it also seemed it might be possible to make […]

Ceallach Spellman, MiSP Patron

We are delighted to introduce Mindfulness in Schools Project patron: Ceallach Spellman. Whether in the hit ITV drama-comedy Cold Feet, BBC’s World on Fire, Waterloo Road, the BAFTA Award-winning Friday Download, or presenting his own show for BBC Radio One, Ceallach ‘Cel’ Spellman has appeared on our mainstream TV and radio for over a decade. […]

Join Emily on the Great Run

by Emily Brierley – MiSP Youth Ambassador It was such an honour and privilege to be asked to be MiSP’s first Youth Ambassador, after this year’s conference. This role is still in its infancy, yet I have had some wonderful opportunities already to raise awareness of the importance of mindfulness for children, the vital role […]

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 […]

Embedding mindfulness at Raise the Youth Foundation

  Raise the Youth Foundation is a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to bringing people, partnerships, communities and industry together, to raise the youth and invest in young people’s future. Since it was founded in 2011 by CEO Jason Steele, Raise has had a clear vision for its future – to invest in vulnerable young people […]

MiSP Youth Ambassadors: Haroon Hussein

Haroon is a sixth form student studying for A’ levels in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics. He recommends mindfulness to other young people as a powerful tool to help them when they are going though difficult times … How did you first learn about mindfulness? “I discovered mindfulness during an assembly in year 7. But […]