Nick Ferrari Tries Out Mindfulness Exercise

5 February 2019, 10:56 | Updated: 5 February 2019, 14:10

As schools in England prepare to take part in a mental health trial, Nick Ferrari tries out a mindfulness session in the LBC studio.

More than 300 schools in England will take part in one of the largest mental health trials in the world, designed to support mental health and well-being.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced the trial that will see hundreds of children and young people learning how to use a range of methods from mindfulness exercises, relaxation techniques and breathing exercises to help them control their emotions.

Nick Ferrari experienced some of these techniques in the LBC studio with help from a teacher who teaches mindfulness to his students.

Nick Ferrari tries a mindfulness session in the LBC studio
Nick Ferrari tries a mindfulness session in the LBC studio. Picture: LBC

Richard Burnett, a teacher and co-founder of the Mindfulness in Schools Project, said that he introduces mindfulness to children by concentrating on body sensations.

"The way I introduce kids to it, is mindfulness is a training of the attention to be present to what is actually happening," he said.

"A good anchor for the present moment is body sensation."

He then invited Nick to hold out his hands, and to talk him through a series of steps to help people reach a sense of calm.

In his announcement, Damian Hinds said that the trials on schoolchildren are "key to improving our understanding of how practical, simple advice can help young people cope with the pressures they face".

The study is expected to run until 2021, and will include schools in Brighton and Hove, Devon, Doncaster, London Borough of Merton, North Yorkshire, North Tyneside, Salford, Staffordshire and West Berkshire.

Watch Nick Ferrari experience a mindfulness exercise in the video above.

More Nick Ferrari

See more More Nick Ferrari

Ben Wallace said Ukraine was holding off Russia's advance and the invaders had failed in all their major objectives

'I'd have been fired by now if I'd led an invasion as bad as Russia's,' defence secretary says

Russian invasion of Ukraine made Nato 'look again' at military capability, says defence chief

Russian invasion of Ukraine made Nato 'look again' at military capability, says defence chief

There's an 'ethical and political vacuum in No10', says former chief of staff

There's an 'ethical and political vacuum in No10', says former chief of staff

Nick Ferrari grilled Priti Patel on her Rwanda migrant plan.

Rwanda migrant plan is not 'appalling' but 'should be a deterrent', Priti Patel tells LBC

Exclusive
Lord Bilimoria, outgoing president of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) speaks to Nick Ferrari at Breakfast.

'Reduce taxes now': Outgoing CBI chief calls on Rishi to slash 'highest taxes in 70 years'

Grant Shapps has criticised the RMT leader Mick Lynch.

Rail strike called under 'false pretences' by RMT's '1970s union baron' boss, says Shapps

Ofgem chief warns price cap hike 'could be more' than predicted £800

Ofgem chief warns price cap hike 'could be more' than predicted £800

Exclusive
The chairman of Network Rail Sir Peter Hendy has told LBC the industry can be run more effectively with fewer staff.

'Steam age' railway can be run more effectively with fewer staff, rail boss says

Rail strikes will cause "misery for millions"

'Driving unrest and stoking unrealistic expectations': Minister slams RMT ahead of strikes

'What's the point of advisors?!': Nick Ferrari baffled by resignation of Lord Geidt

'What's the point of advisors?!': Nick Ferrari baffled by resignation of Lord Geidt

The minister was speaking to LBC 's Nick Ferrari

Minister calls on Mayor of London to drop congestion charge on rail strike days

Nick reacts to the cancellation of the Rwanda flight

'Who runs Britain?': Nick Ferrari slams 'lefty lawyers' for 'holding UK hostage'

Exclusive
High Court judge has ruled Archie's treatment should be stopped and his life support turned off

'He won't give up': Archie Battersbee's mum vows to fight ruling to end son's life

RMT boss can't rule out general strike and warns 'rich have never been richer'

RMT chief doesn't rule out general strike and says 'rich have never been richer'

Exclusive
The Prime Minister was speaking to LBC's Nick Ferrari

Boris Johnson says he is 'bringing in tax cuts as fast as we can'

Exclusive
Boris Johnson defended the government's Rwanda migrant plans

'It’s the government’s job': PM hits back at Charles in Rwanda migrants flights row