Fact Sheets

Our fact sheets are designed to help you talk about mindfulness and how it can be of benefit to teachers and students. Each fact sheet is two pages (or one double-sided page) and designed to be succinct and effective. Click on the fact sheet title to download it, and then print it in colour or black & white.

Available Fact Sheets

Click on the fact sheet title to download it.

  1. Fact Sheet – What is Mindfulness
    • Definition
    • Benefits
    • Mindfulness is the “how” of social and emotional learning
    • Awareness of thoughts
    • Autopilot
    • Healthy attitudes
    • Is a training
    • Reduced mind wandering
  2. Fact Sheet – Teacher Well-Being
    • Reduces teacher stress
    • Neuroplasticity
    • Empathy and compassion
    • Classroom benefits
    • What is mindfulness
  3. Fact Sheet – Mindfulness for Elementary Schools
    • Helps children
    • Start mindfulness early
    • Provides deep social and emotional learning
    • Self-regulation
    • Reduced anxiety
    • Academic success
    • Positive social behaviours
    • What is mindfulness
  4. Fact Sheet – Mindfulness for Middle & Secondary Schools
    • Protects teens
    • Provides deep social and emotional learning
    • Benefits for students
      • Decreased stress and depression
      • Emotional regulation
      • Improved behaviour and social skills
      • Reduced fatigue
      • Mood and self-esteem
      • Academic skills
  5. Fact Sheet – Student Mental Health and Well-Being
    • Improves mental health and well-being
    • Provides deep social and emotional learning
    • Reduces the 8 mental health problems noted in the MOE’s Supporting Minds (more info about Ontario’s mental health initiative on Resources & Links page)
      • Anxiety and stress
      • Depression and mood problems
      • Attention and hyperactivity
      • Behaviour problems
      • Gambling
      • Eating and weight problems
      • Substance use
      • Self-harm and suicide
  6. Fact Sheet – About Discover Mindfulness 
    • Who we are
    • Our mission
    • Why mindfulness in schools?
    • What we do
    • See our website for…
    • Benefits of mindfulness

Fact sheets in the works:

  • Training & Implementation
  • Mindfulness for Parents
  • Communication Guidelines

If you’re interested in joining our Fact Sheet Team, please contact us