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90% of children using MindUP™ show improved Pro-Social Behaviour

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MindUP™ is a Teaching and Learning framework


  • MindUP™ is a 15-lesson program for Pre-K-8th grade students, brought to life by a teacher in the classroom

  • MindUP™ is science-centric and evidence-based, with over 10 years of research conducted on the program’s efficacy

  • MindUP™ is grounded four core pillars: Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Mindful Awareness and Social-Emotional Learning

  • MindUP™ has 15 lessons that teach activities around topics such as gratitude, mindfulness and perspective taking

  • MindUP™ provides an immersive discovery experience along with daily core practices, such as the guided “Brain Break” breathing exercise

  • MindUP™ drives positive behavior, improves learning and scholastic performance, and increases empathy, optimism and compassion






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Interactive Teaching Frameworks

MindUP™ helps students develop essential SEL skills, improving pro social behaviours and academic outcomes.

MindUP™ for Schools

Creating a positive learning ethos

MindUP™ promotes a positive classroom culture where children are more focused, tolerant, caring and compassionate.

MindUP™ for Teachers

Supporting Family Harmony

MindUP™ at home reduces stress and strengthens
communication, compassion and relationships with family members.

MindUP™ At Home

How does MindUP™ fit in school?

MindUP™ is a framework versatile enough to work in any school setting or to complement a therapeutic practice or after school program. Hear how teachers and trainers that are familiar with MindUP™ talk about the applications of the programme.

See How It Works


A Community School in Islington, London See the case »

West Rise Infants

West Rise infant Community School, Eastbourne See the case »

Little Ealing

Little Easling Community School, London Read the Case »


Fielding Primary School, Ealing, London See the case »

St. David's

St. David's Secondary School, Perbrokeshire, Wales See the case »

Hawn Foundation UK - MindUP™ Serbia

The Novak Djokovic Foundation, in partnership with The Hawn Foundation UK, and with the support of the Serbian Ministry of Education have introduced MindUP™ to 10 schools and kindergartens across Serbia. 250 Teachers have been trained in the MindUP™ programme, which is now reaching over 3,000 children. The programme has been a such a success that a second cohort of schools will start training this Autumn 2016.

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Hawn Foundation UK - MindUP™ Finland

Nina Sajaniemi, Associate Professor of Development Neuropsychology and her team from the University of Helsinki, are conducting research on the impact of MindUP™ in Finnish Early Years and Pre-School Classrooms. MindUP™ is being embedded into daily teaching and learning, as demonstrated here with children taking a ‘Brain Break’ in the forest.

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Hawn Foundation UK - MindUP™ Ireland

During the summer of 2016 MindUP™ began it’s pilot year with certified trainers, Breda Kyne and Steve Lane, facilitating MindUP™ training for teaching and support staff across two Galway primary schools. In January 2017 a further four schools from Galway and Dublin joined the Irish pilot. The demand for MindUP™ continues to grow across Ireland and we are delighted now to be able to support schools.

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