A groundbreaking research study funded by the Victorian Government has found that mindfulness meditation can lead to improved quality of sleep, less anxiety and better exam results for students.

The results showed the positive impact was wide-ranging, with students reporting significant reductions in bullying incidents and disruptive behaviour in the classroom as well as improvements in sleep quality, concentration, behaviour and engagement.

At-risk students benefited the most; students who experienced higher levels of emotional distress before participating in the program showed the biggest improvements.

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