young people

How mindfulness can help save the world

By Chivonne Preston This week, I attended the launch of the seminal discussion paper “Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times” by the UK’s policy institute, the Mindfulness Initiative. For those of us worried that mindfulness is at risk of being erroneously perceived as promoting passivity and compliance, this paper expertly outlines the progression from individual […]

Why is a whole school approach so important?

Over the past century our understanding of how children learn has developed considerably, and whilst research continues and experts debate the mechanisms there is one unifying factor: the interactions that children have with others (‘relationships’) are key. From Sigmund Freud’s focus on childhood experiences, to John Bowlby’s attachment theory, to Albert Bandura’s proposition that learning […]

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 […]

Recurring themes from our Teaching Mindfully conference

We were delighted to welcome so many delegates to our maiden online conference on Saturday 20th June. Over 900 educators joined us throughout the day for a series of insightful and informative talks, presentations and case studies from our broad range of expert speakers. Punctuating the day with some short mindfulness practices, we also had […]

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. […]

Caroline Lucas MP, MiSP Patron

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our new Mindfulness in Schools Project patron: Caroline Lucas MP. Caroline is a campaigner, a writer and the Green Party’s first ever MP, twice leading the party and representing Brighton Pavilion since 2010. She has written on subjects such as green economics, localisation, alternatives to globalisation, trade […]

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 […]