ADRIAN BETHUNE

Education Policy Co-Lead - The Mindfulness Initiative

Adrian Bethune is a teacher and Healthy Body & Mind Leader at a primary school in Hertfordshire. He also delivers wellbeing-focused training in schools across the UK through his organisation www.teachappy.co.uk. In 2012, he was awarded a ‘Happy Hero’ medal by Lord Richard Layard at the House of Lords for his work on developing wellbeing in schools. In 2015, he was invited to speak at the Action For Happiness event, Creating A Happier World, on stage with the Dalai Lama. Adrian is author of Wellbeing In The Primary Classroom – A Practical Guide To Teaching Happiness (Bloomsbury, 2018). He writes regularly for the TES and has contributed to several other books including Global Perspectives in Positive Education (John Catt, 2018) and Children and Young People’s Mental Health Today (Pavilion, 2019).

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