Mindfulness is an essential aspect of ensuring that young people develop into well-rounded adults that are capable of coping with whatever life throws at them. According to the NHS, 1 in 8 young people in the UK have mental health issues, so it is clear that the emotional wellbeing of young people is equally as important as their physical health.
An Introduction to Mindfulness
Are you curious about what mindfulness involves and whether it is a practice that would work for your child? Join Bromley Mindfulness at their Introduction to Mindfulness workshop on Monday 25th February from 7pm to 8.30pm at Bell House in Dulwich. The workshop is designed to teach young people the practical skills that will support their personal development. Tickets are £10 with free places available. Find out more here.
Calm is a free app that offers basic mindfulness practices to people of all ages, including a week-long beginners’ series that shows you how to practice cultivating awareness and how to train your mind to bounce back when it switches into autopilot mode. Other free sessions include 7 Days of Sleep and Calming Anxiety. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices.
The Mental Health Foundation
Most young people who experience a mental health issue have not had the necessary interventions at an early enough age. The Mental Health Foundation is a great resource for finding professional interventions and learning about symptoms and organisations that address mental health issues. This helps parents and young people to understand mental health issues better. You can visit their website here.
GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. We run after-school and weekend programmes that help young people achieve their academic and career aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-18. Contact us if you would like to know more about any of our programmes and courses.