Mindfulness in schools project

Mindfulness in schools

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This project is now complete (May 2014). These pages outline the project purpose and activities.

Disseminating, applying and advancing mindfulness research to promote the wellbeing of young people

“You can learn better if you are happy and also happiness brings clarity and focus. Teachers are always telling us that clarity and focus will help us succeed but we are not given support to develop these techniques.” Apprentice Researcher, Year 11.

This 12 month knowledge exchange project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The project is now complete and a final report will be available on our Resource Hub soon. The next stages of the project are being taken forward by the White Rose Consortium: click here for more details.

The aim of this project was to build understanding of how mindfulness could be delivered in UK secondary schools to promote pupil wellbeing and resilience.

The project involved a user-led, international, multi-way knowledge exchange programme involving researchers, mindfulness practitioners, school communities, a local council, mental health services and policy makers. The project was led by Dr Siobhan Hugh-Jones at the University of Leeds and Professor Harald Walach at the European University Viadrina, Germany. 

If you would like to ask any questions about the content of the web pages or the project please email  Dr Siobhan Hugh-Jones.

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  1. Mindfulness in schools
  2. What is mindfulness?
  3. Why should mindfulness matter to young people?
  4. Why should we explore mindfulness for schools?
  5. How ready are we to bring mindfulness to schools?
  6. Our project
  7. Resources