How meditation benefits children

Jamie Watkins speaks to Education Technology about the benefits of meditation for children.

The benefits of meditation and mindfulness are widely recognised in adults, but many overlook the advantages of teaching children this important life skill and the benefits it can bring to both their wellbeing and their behaviour. 

A recent survey conducted by NHS Digital found that 17% of children aged between 6–16 had a probable mental disorder, while 39% had experienced a deterioration of their mental health between 2017–2021.