Effects of a regional school-based mindfulness programme on students’ levels of Wellbeing and resiliency

Roots, K., Nelson, L., 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. ISSN 2472-1743

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Abstract

Mindfulness 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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2021 Taylor and Francis. This is an author accepted manuscript of a paper subsequently published in International Journal of Spa and Wellness. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Divisions: School of Social Science
Depositing User: Dr Thomas Dunn
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 10:52
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2021 10:00
URI: https://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/843

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