Mindful Nation UK report
Published on behalf of the UK Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group in October 2015, the Mindful Nation UK report was the first policy document of its kind, seeking to address mental and physical health concerns in the areas of education, health, the workplace and the criminal justice system through the application of mindfulness-based interventions. It was produced following a 12-month inquiry involving eight hearing events in the British Parliament, supported by The Mindfulness Initiative. The recommendations in this report are evidence-based, sourced directly from scientists and experienced implementers, who report notable success in their respective fields and urge policymakers to invest resources in further pilot studies and increased public access to qualified teachers. A note of caution is offered in relation to the standard of some research in the field and the variability in quality of mindfulness training provision.