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The AWARE Mindfulness in Schools Project

AWARE is now delivering a three-year pilot project to deliver Mindfulness-based programmes to pupils and teachers in a range of primary schools across Northern Ireland. 

Mindfulness Courses for Teachers

AWARE provides free recognised Mindfulness courses for primary school teachers:

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy & Mindfulness for Life.

The courses are presently delivered via Zoom and consist of 2-hour sessions over 8 weeks.

Paws b Mindfulness Programme for Pupils

This programme has been developed by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MISP)   

It consists of six one-hour sessions delivered by qualified trainers to Primary 6 & 7 pupils. We provide one free programme to a P6 class and programmes can be bought for other P6 and P7 classes.

What are the aims of Paws b?

Paws b aims to give students Mindfulness as a life-skill and use it to help them: 

  • feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled
  • get on better with others
  • help them concentrate 
  • help cope with stress and anxiety
  • support performance such as music and sport

Why should your primary school have Paws b?

Paws b was carefully crafted by classroom teachers and mindfulness experts to engage young children. The programme is taught with striking visuals, film clips and activities that bring mindfulness to life without losing the expertise and integrity of classic mindfulness teaching. Evidence-based research confirming the positive effects of mindfulness practice when suitably applied for children is astounding. The Mindfulness in Schools Project published results which confirm that Paws b positively improved children’s moods and concertation levels.

For further information and to find out how to book any of these courses, please contact Sharon from AWARE by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AWARE is the depression charity for Northern Ireland and the only charity working exclusively for those with depression and bipolar disorder.

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