Mindfulness and Childhood Mental Health.

  • Mindfulness helps build resilience by giving children skills to help them cope better with stress, as well as engage more fully with themselves and others.
  • Mindfulness training has been shown to reduce the severity of depression, anxiety and ADHD in children.
  • Well conducted mindfulness interventions can improve the mental health, emotional, social and physical health and wellbeing of young people who take part. It has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, reactivity and challenging behaviour, improve sleep and self esteem, and bring out greater calmness, relaxation, the ability to manage behaviour and emotions, self awareness and empathy.