The Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG) was set up in 2014 with the stated purpose:
To review research evidence, current best practice, extent and success of implementation, and potential developments in the application of mindfulness within a range of policy areas, and to develop policy recommendations for government based on these findings.
All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal cross-party groups of UK politicians who join together to pursue a particular topic or interest area. They are essentially run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, although many groups involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities. The secretariat of the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group is provided by the Mindfulness Initiative.
Tim Loughton MP (Conservative)
Member of Parliament (MP) for East Worthing and Shoreham since the 1997. Member of the Home Affairs Select Committee. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families from 2010-2012.
Chris Ruane MP (Labour)
Member of Parliament (MP) for The Vale of Clwyd and Shadow Minister (Wales). Chris was a deputy head in a large primary school for 15 years prior to being MP. He introduced mindfulness to Parliament with Prof Lord Richard Layard.
Secretary: Lord Alan Howarth of Newport
Treasurer: Lord Andrew Stone of Blackheath
Vice-chair: Nic Dakin MP
Vice-chair: Jim Fitzpatrick MP
Vice-chair: Diana Johnson MP
Vice-chair: Jessica Morden MP
Vice-chair: Baroness Anna Healey of Primrose Hill
Vice-chair: Professor Lord Richard Layard
Vice-chair: Baroness Ruth Lister of Burtersett