MindUP is a CASEL SELect ProgramMindUP is a CASEL SELect Program

Simple to implement and evidence-based, MindUP is built upon four pillars to promote positive mental health and well-being.

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    The field of neuroscience seeks to understand the structure and function of the brain and nervous system. In MindUP, students learn about the concept of neuroplasticity, and how their brain regulates emotions.

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    Positive Psychology

    Positive psychology is the study of the strengths that contribute to individual and community thriving and well-being. MindUP infuses evidence-based strategies from the field of positive psychology to help students thrive, and bolster their well-being.

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    Mindful Awareness

    Mindful awareness – Mindfulness – is an intentional non-judgmental awareness of the present moment, and has been linked with multiple indicators of well-being. Mindfulness can be fostered via practice. In MindUP, students learn and practice mindful awareness to develop focused attention, emotional balance, and well-being.

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    Social-Emotional Learning

    Social emotional learning (SEL) refers to how individual acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors needed to develop the skills for self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. MindUP offers students explicit SEL instruction and opportunities to practice developing SEL skills through active learning.


MindUP schools create mindful cultures through which children, staff and families can flourish

A unique evidence-based framework to place well-being a the heart of your school. Guided by an expert consultant, your ethos and culture enhancing well-being and resilience, student engagement and improve academic learning.

Our mission

“MindUP reinforces the enjoyment and impact of the experience of learning.”

Daniel J. Siegel, MD

“When I began The Goldie Hawn Foundation in 2003 I knew that I had to do something to remedy the stress and anxiety children were experiencing. Every child deserves an equal chance to thrive, and so together with researchers, scientists, and educators I created the MindUP program.”

Goldie Hawn, Founder of The Goldie Hawn Foundation

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  • Last year, mindful breathing was so important to our class. We kept to a real routine and children were definitely more calm – the whole class really. We had some tricky characters and if it wasn’t for the breathing practice it would have been tricky to bring the class back together after break times.

    Class Teacher Year 1
    West Rise Infant School
    Eastbourne, UK

  • I would have no hesitation in recommending MindUP to other headteachers, the training and resources provided by the Hawn Foundation is excellent.

    Little Ealing Primary School
    London, UK

Social and emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for safe and positive schooling, and enhances a child's ability for success in learning and in life.