young people

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

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 (or not) and […]

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 […]