Mindfulness lessons are quickly growing in popularity in England as an antidote to stress the of being a young person in the 21st century. Does it work? There is the concern about avoiding the” quick fix approach.”
England’s Department for Education is funding a major project to find the most effective ways of promoting positive mental health in schools, which is being run by the Evidence Based Practice Unit, a collaboration between the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families and UCL’s faculty of brain science. One of the five approaches being trialled is mindfulness.
Read this article in the Guardian: Schools of thought: can mindfulness lessons boost child mental health?