Effectiveness of the Mindfulness in Schools Programme: non-randomised controlled feasibility study

  title={Effectiveness of the Mindfulness in Schools Programme: non-randomised controlled feasibility study},
  author={Willem Kuyken and Katherine Weare and Obioha C. Ukoumunne and Rachael Vicary and Nicola Motton and Richard Burnett and Chris Cullen and Sarah E. Hennelly and Felicia A. Huppert},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={126 - 131}
Background Mindfulness-based approaches for adults are effective at enhancing mental health, but few controlled trials have evaluated their effectiveness among young people. Aims To assess the acceptability and efficacy of a schools-based universal mindfulness intervention to enhance mental health and well-being. Method A total of 522 young people aged 12–16 in 12 secondary schools either participated in the Mindfulness in Schools Programme (intervention) or took part in the usual school… 

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