The BC Children's Health Literacy team, along with a number of experts and youth, developed “Breathr” – a new mobile app to help introduce the concept of mindfulness and create an easy access point for those who are new to this practice.
The app provides opportunities for users to try out a variety of mindfulness practices, while also teaching them interesting facts about the brain science behind those practices. For example, did you know that regularly practicing mindfulness can improve your relationships with others? Or that it has been shown to change parts of the brain that affect memory, empathy and stress? Our aim is to show youth that mindfulness can be fun, easy to try, and that it can have very real benefits for their overall health and well-being.