Summary of impact
100% of youth report a reduction in stress. Similar results in mainstream school programmes show 97% of youth reporting a reduction in stress levels. Rangatahi also report decreases in anxiety, depression and self harm. Whānau report practising mindfulness and resilience tools, an increase in calm, positive communication and general whānau wellbeing.
Evaluations from our programmes show that young people experience:
Increased ability to manage stress and challenging situations in their daily lives
Increased sense of connection
Increased kindness to self and others
Increased ability to focus
Increased ability to forgive
Improved ability to communicate and manage conflicts
Increased self efficacy and general wellbeing
After 12 months of programme participation, 100% of ATAWHAI participants report that they are better equipped to deal with challenges, are practising and teaching mindfulness and resilience skills to their communities, have increased self efficacy, general wellbeing and connectedness.
All kaiako have reported that the programme has positively impacted their own wellbeing. Although the rangatahi are the central focus of the programme, evaluations show that the programme benefits a wider range of people including class teachers, youth mentors, programme facilitators as well as whānau, friends and the wider community.
The Kindness Institute Flagship Programme for rangatahi 14-18
In partnership with Auckland Girls Grammar School
In partnership with The Mental Health Foundation, Mindful Aotearoa & Nga Rangtahi Toa