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"Fewer than half of adults caring for children and adolescents actually promote resilience in them. Many try their best in helping them develop resilience but only some make a difference." - International Resilience Project

This practical foundation training will provide you and your whole team with an understanding of how we build the resilience of pupils and, through the application of The Resilience Doughnut, a practical tool to apply immediately through their everyday interactions with pupils.  

Who is this training for?

  • ​This training is for any size of group. ​

  • Designed for your whole team of teachers, teaching assistants and support staff.​​​​​

  • Also great for smaller teams of:

    • Pastoral, welfare leads and SENCo. 

    • Current and aspiring middle, senior and executive school and college leaders.

    • Pupil mental health and wellbeing leads.​​​​​​​​

​What are the delivery options?

This training offers flexibility in content and delivery, to meet the needs of your school or college.​

  • This foundation training can be run as stand-alone or alongside our Practitioner or Facilitator training.​​

  • There is a range of core and optional modules to tailor your training. 

  • Just choose one core module on its own or extend your training with one or more optional modules.

  • Optional modules can be run on the same day as your core module or on a different day.

Core Module

The Resience Doughnut

Shortened Version

2 Hours

Core Module

The Resience Doughnut

Standard Version

3.5 Hours (including a short break)

This module provides an engaging introduction to the process of resilience through the context of The Resilience Doughnut model. Participants get hands on with The Resilience Doughnut, as a practical tool to use with all pupils to build resilience during life's inevitable ups and downs, and with those experiencing adversity or facing a period of transition. This module is highly tailored, with examples and case studies which are specific to the workshop focus. Available with a primary, secondary or mixed focus.

This module covers everything from the shorter module but explores the 7 Resilience Doughnut factors in greater depth and includes more opportunity for practical application and discussion. These is also the opportunity for participants to apply The Resilience Doughnut relating to pupil they are currently working with. Available with a primary, secondary or mixed focus.

Optional Module

Resilient Thinking

1.5 Hours

Optional Module

Personal Strengths

1.5 Hours

This module takes a closer looks at core thinking skills associated with resilience. Participants explore how each thinking skill relates to The Resilience Doughnut before practicing simple strategies to promote more resilient thinking habits; through our everyday interactions with pupils and through structured activities. Available with a primary, secondary or mixed focus.

This module connects the strengths-based approach used within The Resilience Doughnut with building 'personal' or 'character' strengths. Participants explore how recognising, appreciating and building existing strengths, along with the role of intentional experiences and relationships are essential in personal development and resilience. Available with a primary, secondary or mixed focus.

Optional Module

Skills for Resilience

1.5 Hours

Optional Module

The Connected School Community

1.5 Hours

This module takes a closer looks at two essential skills for resilience; empathy and self-efficacy. Participants explore how each skill relates to The Resilience Doughnut before practicing simple strategies to promote their growth; through our everyday interactions with pupils and through structured activities.

This module explores how the Resilience Doughnut can provide a framework into the features of connected and flourishing school communities. Through positively framed conversations, participants discuss and celebrate current good practice within their school and explore opportunities for further connection.

Optional Module

Pupils in Global Transition

1.5 Hours

This module explores the transition of pupils moving countries and how we can use The Resilience Doughnut to support them during this transition cycle. A focus on child refugees or international and boarding school pupils is available. A more in-depth training Plus is also available for who have successfully completed our advanced or licensed training

Reduced Pricing

For public and third sector organisations*

Core Module (Shortened): £400

  • Plus 1 Optional Module: £600

  • Plus 2 Optional Modules: £775

Core Module (Standard): £600

  • Plus 1 Optional Module: £775

  • Plus 2 Optional Modules: £875

Optional Modules: £375

Price for up to 30 participants. £5 per additional participant.

At-cost travel and accommodation applies.

Prices correct at 01/04/2019 and are subject to change.

*Exceptions apply. - Please contact us for eligibility.

Multi-School Booking

Discounts available for school clusters, MATs, TSAs and LAs block booking separate training or workshop sessions for multiple schools.

Multi-School Shared Booking

An additional charge applies for multiple schools sharing the same training  session as part of a school cluster, MAT, TSA or LA . 

Please contact us for a quote.

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