ITV reports that Gelong Thubten, a renowned Buddhist monk, and Jamie Watkins, a Welsh businessman, have developed a stress-busting app for kids to learn mindfulness.
Developed over the last 12 months, the Samten Junior App will present evidence from neuroscience, as well as inspiring talks and practical methods. It will also track the users progress, using technology to improve mental wellbeing.
Samten Junior will be trialled initially at two schools in Wales, Blaen-y-Cwm in Brynmawr and Ysgol Gymraeg Trelyn in Blackwood.
Liz Owen, the Headteacher at Ysgol Gymraeg Trelyn welcomes the app, saying it will provide children with the ‘tools to help them deal with anxiety and stress.’
Jamie says they are confident the junior programme will help children manage stress from a young age.