Mindfulness APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To review research evidence, current best practice, extent and success of implementation, and potential developments in the application of mindfulness within a range of policy areas, and to develop policy recommendations for government based on these findings.

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Recent Documents related to Mindfulness

1. Mindfulness in prison and probation
15/05/2019 - Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service
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Found: Mindfulness in prison and probation - GOV.UK

2. Mindfulness and mental health
10/06/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: showing how mindfulness can support people managing their mental health; and calls for mindfulness-based interventions

3. Division of Educational & Child Psychology NI branch - written evidence
20/03/2019 - Inquiry: Education funding in Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
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Found: this within Northern Ireland. For example, when Mindfulness became popular across the UK, many schools seized

4. MP_Expenses object (189506)
27/05/2020 - MP Expenses

Found: OXFORD MINDFULNESS

5. MP_Expenses object (189571)
27/05/2020 - MP Expenses

Found: OXFORD MINDFULNESS

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Recent Speeches related to Mindfulness

1. Well-being
12/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: along on a short course on something called “mindfulness”. Jo talked about how it had helped her to cope - Speech Link

2. Yoga
21/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: very beneficial for mental health: it provides mindfulness, an ability to make better judgments, to relax - Speech Link
2: me. With the evidence showing that yoga and mindfulness can be good for preventing and curing illnesses - Speech Link

3. Mindfulness in Schools
06/09/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered mindfulness in schools.It is, as always, a great pleasure - Speech Link
2: teacher-training workshops on mindfulness, has shown that teaching children mindfulness helps to reduce bullying - Speech Link

4. United Nations General Assembly 2018: IRC Report
06/09/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: mention the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness. On the Parliamentary Estate, there are now 400 - Speech Link
2: I was not expecting to follow a speech about mindfulness. I am tempted to suggest that the noble Lord - Speech Link
3: raised a very important and cogent point about mindfulness, while the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, was a - Speech Link

5. Mental Health Education in Schools
06/11/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: the work of Oxford University’s mindfulness centre and the Mindfulness and Resilience in Adolescence—MYRIAD—project - Speech Link
2: school through modern positive psychology and mindfulness to lead flourishing lives. The whole wellbeing - Speech Link
3: exercise and social skills, and for wellbeing and mindfulness. Achieving a balance between promoting academic - Speech Link

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12 Current APPG Officers
Desmond Swayne Portrait
Desmond Swayne
Vice Chair
Conservative - New Forest West
Joined: 24th February 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Dying Well , Taiwan
Baroness Burt of Solihull Portrait
Baroness Burt of Solihull
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Harris of Richmond Portrait
Baroness Harris of Richmond
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill Portrait
Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Howarth of Newport Portrait
Lord Howarth of Newport
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Arts and Heritage , Norfolk Island
Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon Portrait
Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Tim Loughton MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4471.

Email: loughtont@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Mr Jamie Bristow, The Mindfulness Initiative, 18-20 Union Street, Sheffield S1 2JP. Tel: 07973 432 868

Email: jamie@mindfulnessinitiative.org.uk

Secretariat:

The Mindfulness Initiative acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org.uk/

Group's Website:

http://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org.uk/mindfulness-all-party-parliamentary-group

Benefits in Kind
Date
21 Jan 2021
Source
The Mindfulness Initiative
Description
Secretariat   From : 21/01/2021 To : 20/01/2022
Value
£9,001
Date
21 Jan 2020
Source
The Mindfulness Initiative
Description
Secretariat   From : 21/01/2020 To : 20/01/2021
Value
£28,501
Date
11 Jul 2019
Source
The Mindfulness Initiative
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2019 To : 10/07/2020
Value
£28,501
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
The Mindfulness Initiative
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£28,501
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
The Mindfulness Initiative
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£58,501
Date
20 Oct 2015
Source
Mindfulness Initiative
Description
Report costs
Value
£40,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Mindfulness APPG

Former APPG Officers
Chris Ruane Portrait
Chris Ruane
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Vale of Clwyd
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Nic Dakin Portrait
Nic Dakin
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Scunthorpe
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jim Fitzpatrick Portrait
Jim Fitzpatrick
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Layard Portrait
Lord Layard
Vice-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Wellbeing Economics
Lord Stone of Blackheath Portrait
Lord Stone of Blackheath
Treasurer
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 23rd October 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Egypt , Olympic and Paralympic Games