For 20 years we have been teaching kids and teens mindful skills to reduce stress.

We work with kids of all ages and abilities and our experience with kids in care helps us help them to reduce stress and anxiety.

But we want to share what we know because it is time we were all teaching kids in care mindful coping skills.

So we want to start a conversation, so you can learn more about the why, the what and who can start using mindful skills to cope – whether you are a professional, a carer or a young person in care.


You are invited to listen in.  The podcast is a conversation between Lorraine E Murray, the founder of Connected Kids (pioneering the work of teaching all children meditation skills) who is also a foster mum…


…and Hazel Melville, a meditation teacher for young people (trained with Connected Kids) has worked for 17+ years as an experienced senior children and youth practitioner, specialising in working therapeutically with some of our most vulnerable, traumatised children and young people within various health and social care settings.

They’ve both taught kids in care how to reduce stress with mindful skills. 

They’ve both seen it work.

They know the care system is struggling so it’s time to do something different to help kids who are affected.


Who is this for?

This livestream (also recorded) is for…

  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents
  • Kinship carers
  • Residential Care /social workers
  • Parents/grandparents of children with attachment disorder, trauma experience or complex needs  
  • Educators/professionals working with kids and teens in care/who are or have experienced trauma

Our next free session…

… is a podcast (listen to this on soundcloud for free) on our top tips for helping kids in care (and their carers) cope with Christmas – it will include a list of things to avoid that may make life more tricky as it is such a sensitive time of year.

If you missed the last session..

You can view other recorded sessions on our YouTube Channel. Watch

Or listen to our podcast on Soundcloud Listen

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