"Mindfulness in Schools - as important as sport and as
politically relevant as health"

Thursday 14 May join us at Gilpin House, New Malden KT3 5BL for a Fundraising "Tea & Talk" afternoon 15:00-17:00 in support of The Mental Health Foundation Mental Health Awareness Week 11-17 May. This year the theme is Mindfulness so help create an open conversation about mental health in your school, university or workplace.

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Visit South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust Mental Health Awareness Week events in May around the theme of mindfulness.  

 

                        http://www.swlstg-tr.nhs.uk/news-and-media/MH-awareness-week/

Policy: Where the parties stand on Wellbeing

 

Conservative - 0     Labour - 2     Liberal Democrats - 16

6 April 2015
Mindfulness and Sustainability
CICERO, Oslo

 

Highlights

  • Mindfulness promotes subjective wellbeing, empathy and clarification of values. 
  • Subjective wellbeing, empathy, and intrinsic values can lead to more sustainable behavior.
  • Promoting mindfulness could be construed as a policy that contributes both to sustainability and to greater wellbeing.

Based on a review of the literature on these topics, we suggest that promoting mindfulness practice in schools, workplaces and elsewhere could be construed as a policy that pays a “double dividend” in that it could contribute both to more sustainable ways of life and to greater wellbeing.

24 March 2015
APPG Wellbeing Economics - Hustings Event
Kanchan Desai – The Mindfulness Foundation

 

On Tuesday, 24th March, a hustings event was held at Westminster by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics, chaired by former Cabinet Secretary  Lord Gus O’Donnell and hosted by Baroness Claire Tyler . . . See the full report here.

Please write to your MP and urge them to look at the impressive evidence for mindfulness and incorporate the interim report recommendations into their parties manifesto ahead of the general election this year. Click here to follow these 3 easy steps:

The Mindfulness Foundation 2015 Manifesto The Mindfulness Foundation 2015 Manifesto

  

The Mindfulness Foundation 2015 Manifesto requests that these three policies are implemented for children to thrive and reduce the £100 billion annual costs of Mental Health problems . . . Link

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