Innovations in Mindfulness Awards


Celebrating creativity that meets real needs

Innovations in Mindfulness celebrates the important creative work being done to make mindfulness training more effective, diverse, inclusive, and beneficial. An awards programme was run for the first time in 2022, and the Mindfulness Initiative and the Hart Knowe Trust were thrilled to receive a wide range of applications, in particular from innovators with early-stage initiatives, and those from underrepresented communities.

In October 2022, The Mindfulness Initiative and Hart Knowe Trust announced BAM! (Boxing and Mindfulness) as the winner of the 2022 Innovations in Mindfulness Awards. BAM! is a fusion of boxing & mindfulness, a new way to get physically & mentally fit with a proven impact particularly among young carers and young people at risk.

Luke Doherty (centre) & Colleague receiving their award for BAM, from Vin Harris

Discover more of Luke Doherty’s fantastic project here:

The runner-up was Mindfulness Based Inclusion Training from the Urban Mindfulness Foundation

Dean & Aesha Francis, Founders of Urban Mindfulness Foundation and participants

The Urban Mindfulness Foundation provides structured educational mindfulness training that aims to bring about a more just, equal, diverse, and inclusive society. More information about their work can be found here:

In recognition of their success in the awards, all four finalists were featured in short videos, which can be viewed at:

and are well worth a watch.

Heartfelt thanks go to the judging panel for the time and care they gave to the applications.