This resource aims to help teachers and school leaders in their implementation of mindfulness programs in the school environment. The guide from Smiling Mind, a leading expert in youth mindfulness, provides a clear and concise review of the current evidence and best practice for mindfulness within education.

Mindfulness in schools is an excellent way to help teachers and students manage the rising mental health and disengagement issues students face today. The research evidence suggests that practicing mindfulness strengthens brain areas related to attention. This leads to improved emotional regulation, mental health, and cognition. Students who participate in mindfulness programs also show improved academic performance. 

About Smiling Mind:

Smiling Mind is considered to be one of the world’s leaders in the pre-emptive mental health space and Australia’s go-to expert for youth-based mindfulness programs. They pioneer innovative ways to support good mental health and wellbeing. Schools are increasingly using Smiling Mind programs to equip children with the skills they need to thrive in life, by building healthy minds and engaged classrooms.