Our Research Projects and Partners

Our Research Projects and Partners

Pause, breathe, smile: a mixed-methods study of student well-being following participation in an eight-week, locally developed mindfulness program in three New Zealand schools

(2016). Auckland. Ross Bernay, Esther Graham, Daniel A Devcish, Grant Rix & Christine M Rubie-Davies. Changes in mindfulness were positively related to changes in wellbeing. The study results suggest the importance of offering mindfulness-based programmes for potential improvements in students’ wellbeing.

A study of the effects of mindfulness in five primary schools in New Zealand

(2014). Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and AUT University. Authors: Rix, G. & Bernay, R.
This study investigates the effects of an eight-week mindfulness in schools programme delivered in five primary schools in New Zealand. The participants included 126 students ranging in age from 6-11 years old and six classroom teachers.

Mindfulness as a core strategy for promoting mental health and increasing positive (flourishing) states of wellbeing

(2014). Auckland. Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. Authors: Rix,G., Bernay, R., Devich, D.A.
The growing evidence for mindfulness practice shows significant benefits for health across multiple settings. The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is interested in promoting mindfulness in education, workplaces, and healthcare settings in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Mindfulness Research