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A University of Oxford team based in the Department of Psychiatry has reached a major milestone in the timeline of a long-term project examining whether mindfulness in schools can improve adolescents’ mental health and resilience.

 

“We are now gearing up for the next stage, when we’ll be travelling to each and every school to meet around 25,000 school children.

The team (pictured above), which has been working on the MYRIAD project for the last two years, have exceeded their original recruitment target of 76 schools throughout England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. For the next major stage, which involves visiting each school, the team have expanded from an initial 4 staff to over 20.

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