Children & Young People

All programmes for children and young people have been temporarily paused during the COVID crisis

We believe that complementary approaches can enhance the lives of people of all ages – a belief which has formed the foundation of our work in the community from our earliest days.

Mindfulness and Yoga have been shown to improve concentration, mood and self-confidence – clearly important qualities which can hugely affect the future success and wellbeing of children and young people see our programme of classes for Children and Teens.

Schools

As a Centre, we develop bespoke Mindfulness Programmes for schools ranging from Mindfulness courses for pupils to whole-school Mindfulness training, encompassing staff, parents, governors and children.

We have trained teachers and support staff in the following schools:

  • Fearnhill School
  • Hitchin Boy’s School
  • The Highfield School
  • Giles Junior School
  • Sandon Primary School
  • Northfields Infants & Nursery School
  • Pixmore Junior School
  • St Thomas More RC Primary School
  • Garden City Academy
  • York Road Nursery School
  • Peartree Way Pre-School, Nursery and Forest School
  • Hillshott Infant School and Nursery
  • Wilshere Dacre Junior Academy

To find out more contact Hannah Pitkethly

Children’s Centres

In Autumn 2017 we ran a 5-week Mindfulness programme for parents at Oughton Children’s Centre; this follows similar bespoke programmes at Eastcott’s Children’s Centre, Holly Blue Children’s Centre, Icknield Children’s Centre, Royston and Villages Children’s Centre and Strawberry Fields Children’s Centre.

Funding from the National Lottery and from TSB enabled us to run Mindfulness programmes in disadvantaged areas in both Stevenage and Hitchin in partnership with Home-Start. Following their success, we continue to explore ways in which such programmes can be replicated.