30 May 2023

Sir Ashley Bloomfield backs mindfulness programme for children

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 30 May 2023
Sir Ashley Bloomfield, new ambassador for mindfulness programme Pause, Breathe, Smile

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A mindfulness programme for school children around the country has just attracted a high profile ambassador in the form of Sir Ashley Bloomfield.

Pause Breathe Smile is a programme developed by Grant Rix,  in collaboration with the Mental Health Foundation.It is funded by Southern Cross Healthcare and available free to all kura, primary and intermediate schools - so far reaching 114,000 students.

The former Director General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield, has joined the programme as an ambassador, and will travel the country speaking to school children about the benefits for all ages of breathing techniques and mindfulness.

He speaks with Kathryn, along with programme founder Grant Rix.