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There is growing evidence that the cultivation of compassion focused motives and emotions has profound effects on mental health and well-being. This chapter outlines the importance of embedding compassion in school and educational settings for pupils/students, those who teach them, and for the contextual organisation of education. Compassion-based...
To create a compassion based curriculum that can be delivered by teachers in primary schools to enhance children's wellbeing and resilience.
Compassion-based approaches within education settings potentially offer a means of generating greater psychological well-being for students, staff, parents and the wider community. However, to date no rigorous evaluation of such CMT evaluations within educational settings has been progressed. Thus the purpose of this research is to: I) Progress compassion-based interventions across different educational sectors and with different populations (e.g. staff, pupils, HE students) II) Assess the feasibility of conducting compassion-based interventions in educational settings/sectors as well as evaluate their efficacy. III) Produce curriculums that are easy to train in and, as such, are scalable (i.e. can be used by others in their educational practices).