"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
"The things that matter most in our lives are not grand. They are the moments when we touch one another."
The Current Research/Status Quo
Students today are facing serious mental health, engagement and academic challenges.
1 in 5 students are meeting daily social emotional challenges and pressures by disengaging from school, leading to reduced academic performance and career achievement later in life.
Studies find that youth benefit from learning mindfulness in terms of improved cognitive outcomes, social-emotional skills, and well-being. In turn, such benefits may lead to long-term improvements in life. For example, social skills in kindergarten predict improved education, employment, crime, substance abuse and mental health outcomes in adulthood (1)
In 2018, the Commissioner of Children and Young People conducted a cross sectional study of WA schools and identified that 50,000 children feel unsafe at school each day in Western Australia.
MISaid In a Nutshell
MISaid is passionate about equipping and empowering young minds with the tools to a brighter future. Working in conjunction with various organizations offering mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning programs, we travel to schools to provide hands-on assistance for those looking to create changes in their curriculum or enhancing existing programs to promote Social Emotional Competence through Mindfulness. MISaid will come to your school, facility or organization free of charge. Please see the 'Bring Mindfulness to your school' page to see what we can offer you.
What's the Catch?
MISaid believes in the value of the work offered in changing young lives and therefore we will provide this service voluntarily.
1 Jones, D. E., Greenberg, M., & Crowley, M. (2015). Early Social-Emotional Functioning and Public Health: The Relationship Between Kindergarten Social Competence and Future Wellness. American Journal of Public Health, 105(11), 2283–2290.