MYRIAD Project

MYRIAD Project in Schools

MYRIAD is a research project. We are interested in how schools promote young people’s wellbeing and resilience (the ability to adapt in the face of difficulties) throughout adolescence.

We will compare existing, good quality social and emotional learning that is already being taught in schools (known as ‘teaching as usual’) to a programme of study that is based on mindfulness techniques.  Mindfulness is a way of being present to experiences as they happen, rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen in the future.

The design is a randomised controlled trial in which all schools are randomly allocated, using a computer programme, to continue either with ‘teaching as usual,’ or to provide the mindfulness programme alongside their current teaching. The study protocol contains further details of the design and method.

The project has been reviewed by and received ethical clearance through the University of Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee, and is fully consistent with the ethical guidelines of the British Educational Research Association.

Trial Management Group

Willem Kuyken (University of Oxford)
Elizabeth Nuthall (University of Oxford)
Tim Dalgleish (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge)
Tamsin Ford (University of Exeter)
Sarah Byford (King’s College London)
Mark Williams (University of Oxford)
Russell Viner (UCL)
Obi Ukoumunne (University of Exeter)
Mark Greenberg (Penn State University)
Catherine Crane (University of Oxford)
Poushali Ganguli (King’s College London)