Give the gift of mental fitness.  

Building stronger, healthier brains for a better future

For 20+ years our preventative mental health program has equipped students, educators and families with mental fitness tools that build greater emotional literacy and improve resilience to face challenges with optimism, strength, and compassion

The Teen Brain
Directed by Tiffany Shlain | Executive Produced by Goldie Hawn

MindUP is excited to announce the premiere of The Teen Brain!

This 10-minute film, executive produced by MindUP founder Goldie Hawn, was created to help further understanding and spark conversations about this critical time of brain development.

The power of mental fitness

Our evidence-based curriculum creates long-term impact by teaching about the emotional center of the brain. Each of our lessons has a direct neurological correlate to strengthen students’ ability to regulate emotions, focus attention and build empathy.



Learn how the prefrontal cortexhippocampus, and amygdala each play a role in helping focus attention and regulate emotions.

Mindful Awareness


Build the skills of mindful awareness and self-regulation through our signature practice, the Brain Break.

Social-Emotional Learning


Create lasting community in the classroom and beyond through lessons that strengthen well-being and healthy relationships.

Positive Psychology


Make the science of happiness part of your school’s culture through kindness, optimism, and gratitude.

“These are our children, they are our future. It’s time to advocate for preventative mental health programs in every school.”

CEO and Founder of MindUP

Read the letter from our founder →

Our rigorous research sets us apart

Our evidence-based curriculum has the following proven outcomes for students

Better stress regulation as assessed by the stress hormone, cortisol

Improved academic performance, especially in math and language arts

Seen as more prosocial, trustworthy, and liked by peers

Demonstrated positive effects on reducing aggression

Increased optimism and happiness

Greater ability to self-regulate emotions

Schonert-Reichl & Lawlor, 2010; Schonert-Reichl et al., 2015.

Our global impact


Years of research and scientific collaboration with the best minds in neuroscience, psychology, and education

7 Million

Kids impacted by MindUP globally.


Educators fostering positive change in their communities


Goldie Hawn has been named one of PEOPLE’s Women Changing the World for her non-profit program, MindUp, March 2022

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Goldie Hawn Appears on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ to Discuss MindUP, January 2022

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Goldie Hawn Appears on NBC’s ‘Today’ to Discuss MindUP, January 2022

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MindUP featured on Sunday Today with Willie Geist, January 2022

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Don’t fight, just love your children on Sky News, May 2020

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Time Health: Mindfulness for a Stressful World, July 2020

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Why mindfulness and social emotional learning matters now more than ever | Goldie Hawn, March 2018

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Goldie Hawn & MindUP on CBS Morning, 2017

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MindUP is proud to be a CASEL SELect program, and to be trusted by leaders in education

Training and memberships tailored to every learner

Group Plan

Who it’s for:

School Districts, Schools, and Educational Organizations

What you get:

  • Customized training for your district, school or organization
  • Group-wide licensing of the MindUP Core Curriculum
  • Online training for the whole school
  • Full digital access to our courses, curriculum, and research library
  • Engaging resources for educators and students
  • Access to our Brain Break Resource Library

Individual Plan

Who it’s for:

Individual Educators (Senior Leaders, Teachers, Specialized Educators, etc.)

What you get:

  • MindUP Core Curriculum
  • Full digital access to our platform
  • Flexible self-paced online training

$120 / yr

We want to make MindUP available to everyone, regardless of funding status. If cost is an issue, please email us at to inquire about financial assistance.

Our children are in crisis and need our support.

Please join us in providing them with the preventive mental health tools necessary to thrive.