Mindfulness programs can boost children's mental health
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Mindfulness programs can improve the mental health of school-age children and help them to feel more optimistic, according to new research.

Mindfulness has recently shown promise in mental illness treatment and preventative contexts with school-aged young people. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of a regional multi-site school-based mindfulness program 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.

International Journal of Spa and Wellness
Source: https://doi.org/10.1080/24721735.2021.1909865
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