Mindfulness and Resilience in Adolescence
This £6.4 million research programme will be carried out by teams at the University of Oxford, UCL (University College London) and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, in collaboration with King’s College London and the University of Exeter, over seven years.
The Mindfulness and Resilience in Adolescence (MYRIAD) project, a major Wellcome Trust study to assess whether mindfulness training for teenagers can improve their mental health, launches today.
The three-part study includes the first large randomised control trial of mindfulness training compared with ‘teaching as usual’ in 76 schools, which will involve nearly six thousand students aged 11 to 14. Other parts of the study are a programme of experimental research to establish whether and how mindfulness improves the mental resilience of teenagers, and an evaluation of the most effective way to train teachers to deliver mindfulness classes to students.