Universities futureproofing youth mental health: research confirms that offering mindfulness courses to students increases their wellbeing and resilience to stress

Peter Jones, G Dufour, M Vainre, AP Wagner, Jan Stochl, A Benton, Emma Howarth & TJ Croudace
ABSTRACT Introduction Worldwide, increasing numbers of young people go to university, but there is concern about students’ rising need for mental health services. Young people’s journey through university provides a golden yet under-used opportunity for prevention. Mindfulness meditation training is popular amongst young people, but its effectiveness to increase wellbeing and resilience to stress in university students needs confirmation. Objective To address these issues the University of Cambridge has funded an implementation and evaluation project...

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