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AMs, MPs and Experts Call On Welsh Parties to Support Mindfulness Teaching in Health and Education

 AMs from across the parties will join mindfulness experts in calling for more active engagement with mindfulness at a meeting at the National Assembly for Wales Tŷ Hywel building tomorrow (Tuesday 17 November).

Wales is facing a mental health crisis, with a consensus that more needs to be done to support those experiencing mental health problems or at risk of developing them. Mindful Nation UK, a new report by Westminster MPs, presents evidence that mindfulness training - learning techniques including meditation that help people respond to better to difficulties -  can play a vital role in healthcare education and the workplace.

Publication date: 16 November 2015

First Class student overcomes health problems to graduate

A Psychology student who credits Bangor University for ‘taking a chance’ on her is graduating with a First Class Honours degree.

Ashleigh Johnstone from Douglas on the Isle of Man has battled Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since high school and her health issues meant that she struggled with her GCSE and A Level exams. But despite setbacks, Ashleigh aspired to study at university.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

Food Dudes get children eating their vegetables in Wales

On Wednesday 10th June the Welsh Centre for Behaviour Change (WCBC) and Food Dudes teamed up to host a day of adventure sessions that saw groups of Welsh primary school children having fun with fruit, vegetables and physical activity. The sessions, held at Bendigedig indoor activity centre in Barmouth, welcomed groups of children from two local schools who sampled a range of raw fruit and vegetables, as well as taking part in a series of bilingual activities designed around themes of healthy eating and physical activity.

Publication date: 10 June 2015

Food Dudes interactive stories help toddlers get active for life

Bangor University’s research on behaviour change led by the late Professor Fergus Lowe and Professor Pauline Horne has led to the creation of the highly effective Food Dudes Behavioural Change System to improve children’s health and wellbeing. The award-winning System uses the key behavioural principles of role modelling, rewards and repeated tasting to help children aged 2 – 11 years to enjoy eating fruit and vegetables and change their diets for life. The System has been trialled internationally and in 2012 its success led to the creation of a successful spin-out social enterprise company called Food Dudes Health.

Publication date: 2 December 2014

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