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Sophie Smith-Tong

Teacher and Specialist in Mental Health & Wellbeing in Education

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Hello and welcome!

I am the Founder of Mindfulness for learning - the wellbeing centre for educators and families. I created Mindfulness for learning to provide a platform for sharing expertise, ideas and conversations about mindful learning and development at home and school. 


My passion and commitment to enhance and support the lives of teachers, parents and children began after I recognised the decline in educator and family mental health and wellbeing during my years teaching in Inner London Primary Schools. 


I specialise in the Early Years Foundation Stage and have over a decade of primary teaching experience, half of which included the role of Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead. In this role I worked closely with parents and educators to initiate and develop strategies and actions to better the wellbeing and mental health of school communities.


I have trained in practising mindfulness with both the Mindfulness in Schools Project and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre where I developed a personal mindfulness practice and discovered ways in which I could teach others, especially children, to apply mindfulness to their daily routines. 


I have trained in various topical areas such as Safeguarding, Mental Health First Aid, Child Bereavement, Child First Aid, Managing Behaviour, Kids Yoga, Keeping Children Safe Online and Online Safety with CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) alongside many other areas. 

Mindfulness for learning's services include sessions for parents, training and workshops for schools, kids clubs and resources. 


We also have a podcast focused on wellbeing for the family and education settings. All episodes can be found here on our website or on most podcast platforms. 

Please do get in touch if you need support using this website or require further information or advice. 

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What is Mindfulness for learning?

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We have the opportunity to be mindful in everything we do. 


Mental Health and Wellbeing are the new buzz words, but what can we do at school and at home to ensure it transcends from spoken word to action. 

Whether you are a parent, carer, work in a school or a younger person making your way in the world the importance of being mindful when growing or helping to grow somebody is key.

Mindfulness for learning aims to bring all things mental health and wellbeing to one place in a supported and connected environment.


You will find everything from responses to the latest news and interviews with experts to workshops and events for you to get involved in. 


There is something for everyone here and all are welcome.

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