The Mindfulness Initiative provides the secretariat for the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG). The 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.


Mindfulness APPG Labour Co-Chair, Chris Ruane MP, asks the UK Prime Minister a question about mindfulness



MAPPG Co-Chairs


Tim Loughton MP (Conservative)

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Worthing and Shoreham since 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.

 

MAPPG Officers


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 Healy MP


Vice-Chair: Professor Lord Richard Layard


Vice-Chair: Baroness Ruth Lister of Burtersett


Vice-Chair: Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond