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Scientific Workshop in Cyprus Promotes Mental Health and Well-being through Mindfulness


In the framework of the Erasmus+ Mindful Nature project, a group of teachers from Greece, Portugal and Cyprus participated in a scientific workshop organized by Frederick University of Nicosia. This enriching initiative took place in three distinct cities in Cyprus – Nicosia, Agia Napa, and Larnaca – providing inspiring locations to explore the connection between mindfulness, nature, and mental health.

A guided tour of the university showcased its facilities and history.

Project updates were shared, highlighting recent advancements. Specifically, the results of questionnaires administered to students and teachers regarding the implementation of mindfulness in schools were presented.

A stimulating discussion explored the potential of mindfulness in the educational context and its impact on mental health.

A Forest School in Greece, where experimental programs for high school students in contact with nature take place, was introduced to the group.

Participants also had the opportunity to explore the charming city of Nicosia and visit significant locations such as Eleftheria Square and the Church of Agios Antonios.

Agia Napa

Participants engaged in mindfulness exercises and visited the Maritime Museum and the Outdoor Sculpture Museum.

Participants attended informative lectures and practical exercises demonstrating best practices for promoting mental health and cultivating essential skills in emotional control.

The workshop underwent a thorough evaluation to analyze actions and results, aiming to identify opportunities for improvement for future editions.


A fascinating city tour of Larnaca provided the perfect conclusion to this five-day workshop.

The initiative welcomed participants from Greece, Cyprus, and Portugal (the partner countries of the project, namely the Environmental Education Center of Karpenisi, Frederick University, and Casa do Professor).

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