young people

Transition: Big school! SATs! Puberty! Social media! … and breathe.

We are all becoming increasingly aware of the precarious situation of our children’s mental health. Childhood can be a stressful time and one of the most pressured periods is transition – the ‘perfect storm’ of changes that occur around ages 10 – 14. During this time many elements combine to form a maelstrom of change: […]

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 […]

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 […]