Journal article

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a mindfulness training programme in schools compared with normal school provision (MYRIAD): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Willem Kuyken, Elizabeth Nuthall, Sarah Byford, Catherine Crane, Tim Dalgleish, Tamsin Ford, Mark T Greenberg, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Russell M Viner, J Mark G Williams

TRIALS | BMC | Published : 2017


BACKGROUND: Mindfulness-based approaches for adults are effective at enhancing mental health, but few controlled trials have evaluated their effectiveness or cost-effectiveness for young people. The primary aim of this trial is to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a mindfulness training (MT) programme to enhance mental health, wellbeing and social-emotional behavioural functioning in adolescence. METHODS/DESIGN: To address this aim, the design will be a superiority, cluster randomised controlled, parallel-group trial in which schools offering social and emotional provision in line with good practice (Formby et al., Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education: A ..

View full abstract


Awarded by Wellcome Trust

Awarded by Medical Research Council

Awarded by MRC

Funding Acknowledgements

This trial is supported by the Wellcome Trust [107496/Z/15/Z]. This research does not fall under the Research Governance Framework in the UK and as such does not formally require a sponsor. The University of Oxford takes responsibility for the research but a sponsorship review by the Clinical Trials and Research Governance team has not been carried out. The sponsor and funders had no role in study design; collection, management, analysis and interpretation of data; writing of the report; or the decision to submit the report for publication. They do not have ultimate authority over any of these activities.