Effects of a regional school-based mindfulness programme on students’ levels of Wellbeing and resiliency
AffiliationDerbyshire Educational Psychology Service, Matlock
Bishop Grosseteste University
University of Derby
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AbstractMindfulness has recently shown promise in mental illness treatment and preventative contexts with school-aged young people. However, there is a shortage of studies investigating the effects of school-based mindfulness interventions on young people of a pre-adolescent and early-adolescent age. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of a regional multi-site school-based mindfulness programme on wellbeing and resiliency in UK school children aged 9–12 years old. A total of 1,138 children who received mindfulness training completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents and the Stirling Children’s Wellbeing Scale pre- and post-intervention. Results showed significant improvements following intervention delivery in positive emotional state, positive outlook, and resiliency, with resiliency effects maintained at a six-month follow-up assessment. Findings indicate that mindfulness delivered by school teachers can improve wellbeing and resiliency in children and young people.
CitationNelson, L., Roots, K., Dunn, T.J., Rees, A., Hull, D.D. and Van Gordon, W., 2021. Effects of a regional school-based mindfulness programme on students’ levels of Wellbeing and resiliency. International Journal of Spa and Wellness, pp. 1-15.
PublisherInforma UK Limited
JournalInternational Journal of Spa and Wellness
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