MYRIAD engaged young people, schools and families with the shrouded mystery of the teenage mind. Using a hybrid of approaches from inspiration to collaboration right through to a digital campaign, people got to step inside and explore an inflatable brain, to design research and ask the questions that are most important to them, and to produce a digital campaign to inspire young people into the science of mindfulness.

Tags: Education, Resilience, Trust in science, Mental health and wellbeing, Mindfulness.

Louise Aukland

The University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre (Department of Psychiatry)

Following a degree in biological sciences in Oxford, Louise Aukland went on to complete an MSc in Forestry and worked in international climate change policy for a number of years. She retrained as a secondary science teacher, working in local schools for about 15 years. Louise joined the Oxford University MYRIAD (her resilience in adolescence) team in 2016 and is now a lead researcher on social and emotional learning. She also lead the public engagement activities.

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