March 2017

Children and mindfulness - Nikki Young

UK children to practice mindfulness in schools in a bid to tackle mental health problems

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one’s awareness to the present moment There is some evidence that mindfulness may be helpful in reducing anxiety, depression and stress, as well as improving wellbeing, attention, focus and cognitive skills. The Government are funding randomised control trials in more than 200 schools across…

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The haunted house on my street - Nikki Young One of the many street parties we had when I was growing up

The haunted house on our street

Like many children growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, our childhood was all about the outdoors I often talk to my children about the street where I grew up. It was a 1960’s-built cul-de-sac, not untypical of that era, lined on each side with matching semi-detached houses. There were…

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