Mindfulness at Monash

Monash is a world leader in the integration of mindfulness into the workplace and tertiary education. Beginning in the early 1990s, Monash was the first university in the world to embed mindfulness into core curriculum. Starting with the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, mindfulness is now included in 20 courses across 10 faculties.

In 2019, over 4000 students received curriculum-based mindfulness training and an additional 1000 students and 1600 staff completed our optional workshops and programs.

The Monash Mindfulness initiative is expanding rapidly to make sure mindfulness training is accessible to all students and staff interested in learning about it.

Monash mindfulness leaders

Assoc. Prof. Craig Hassed is from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. With a medical background, Craig is an internationally-recognised mindfulness trainer, author and speaker in educational, health and professional settings.

Dr Richard Chambers is a clinical psychologist, leading mindfulness expert, author and speaker. He helped create the Smiling Mind app (which has over 4.5 million downloads) and has helped businesses and educational institutions around the world use mindfulness to boost learning, performance, leadership and resilience.

Craig and Richard outline innovative ways mindfulness can be used to boost educational outcomes in their book Mindful Learning.