Primary Education News

30 Jun '14

News Teaching mindfulness in schools live chat

Join us on Wednesday 2 July, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, to share ideas and advice on how mindfulness can be used to improve student wellbeing and academic successLast week research was published showing that headteachers are concerned about pupils' mental health. Of the 1,131 headteachers spoken to by the school leaders' network The Key, four in five said they were worried about pupils suffering from an anxiety disorder. Self-harming, depression and eating disorders were also cited as areas of concern.One of the techniques that has been found to help young people manage these issues is mindfulness a form of meditation that involves breathing techniques to help people focus on the present moment. Increasingly, academics are looking at how the method can be used to support students in school. In an upcoming paper shared with us, three researchers talk about the impact mindfulness can have. Continue reading...

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