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Frontline Mindfulness Team Wins Award and Donates Prize to Support Mindfulness for Youth
Frontline Mindfulness Team Wins Award and Donates Prize to Support Mindfulness for Youth
Mindfulness Ambassador Team
Congratulations to Nicole Mace, Soyeon Kim, Nicole Adams and Sarah Hunter for this amazing accomplishment, and sincerest thanks for your generosity and unwavering commitment to mental wellbeing of our community 

A team from Waypoint, Georgian College and Mindfulness Without Borders joined forces last year to offer an adapted 4-week online mindfulness program (Mindfulness Ambassador Program) for frontline workers. The program has been praised by participants and garnered remarkable support from research funders and the community alike. 

Earlier this year the team was awarded first prize for their abstract, 'Mindfulness to combat healthcare worker burnout during COVID-19: Evaluating a 4-week tailored program' at the Seoul International Meditation Festival. The team received a cash prize from the conference committee which was donated back to Waypoint in support of the online mindfulness programming for youth (Online Mindfulness Ambassador Program (MAP)). The Mindfulness Ambassador Program is an evidence-based program for youth that promotes the development of social-emotional competence and secular mindfulness practices to effectively transition into adulthood with increased self-awareness, less reactivity and better health.

"We decided as a team that we wanted to express our sincerest gratitude for the support we have received," said Dr. Soyeon Kim. "The best way we could think of is to support youth after such a difficult year." 

For more information on how you can make a donation in support of youth mental health or other hospital services, please contact Holly Archer at  harcher@waypointcentre.ca.