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Resilience is at the heart of pupil wellbeing, success and long term mental health, as they navigate their way through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. With The Resilience Doughnut, you can build the resilience of your pupils so they can connect, grow and flourish within a positive school community. 

Firstly, The Resilience Doughnut provides a practical research-validated tool for schools and colleges which can be used on a class, year group or whole school, basis, enabling all pupils to better manage the inevitable ups and downs of life. Secondly it can be used on a targeted basis to build the resilience of individuals experiencing adversity, a period of transition or dealing with trauma. The Resilience Doughnut also provides a framework for schools and colleges to establish, build and strengthen a positive school climate, which involves every pupil, member of staff and parent in their interactions each day.

A resilience-informed response.

Resilience is not a latent quality inside an individual child or adolescent, or a quality of a family, school or community. It is instead a process that involves multiple systems working together to help children and adolescents thrive when they are experiencing adversity or transitions. When building resilience we need an understanding of the things that help all children, adolescents and adults cope better, like relationships, a powerful identity, a sense of belonging, agency, meaning, purpose, achievement and social justice, all of which are embedded within The Resilience Doughnut. A resilience-informed response involves multiple systems and is attuned to the cultural and contextual differences found among the individuals, the school and wider community to which they are part. - This is what we help you to do. 

 

We know that fostering resilience at an individual, class and whole-school level has the potential to transform schools.

 

Where next? You can select from our range of training and workshop opportunities detailed below. 

 

Not sure where to start? Please contact us or book an online or phone meeting​​​.

Resilience Doughnut Training 

For teams of any size with a focus on pupil resilience.

Foundation Training

Resilience Doughnut Training

​This foundation level training provides a focus on pupil resilience, specific to your school or college setting.  Suitable for any size group with a range of core and optional modules, giving you flexibility in content and delivery.​​

  • Designed for your whole team of school or college staff.

  • Also suitable for any size group of pastoral and welfare leads, mental health and wellbeing leads as well as current and aspiring middle, senior and executive school and college leaders.​

Please note: Foundation training does not provide access to online resources.

Resilience Doughnut Training

For smaller teams with an in-depth focus on pupil resilience.

Practitioner Training

Resilience Doughnut Training

​This advanced level training provides an in-depth focus on pupil resilience, specific to your school or college setting. Suitable for groups of up to 20 with flexible face-to-face delivery options. The training provides access to online resources.​

Designed for: 

  • Pastoral and welfare leads (inc. Heads of Year), student support staff, mental health and wellbeing leads. 

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

  • Teachers and tutors, looking to develop their practice at a more advanced level, as an alternative to the foundation training.

Resilience Doughnut Training  

For individuals with an in-depth focus on pupil resilience.

Facilitator Training

Resilience Doughnut Training

​This advanced level training for individuals provides an in-depth focus on child and adolescent resilience, across a range of settings. With a combination of scheduled online and face-to-face delivery. The training provides the benefit of access to online resources and is accredited through the Australian Psychology Society and the NSW Education Standards Authority. 

Training

For existing practitioners and facilitators.

Pupils in Transition

For those working in an international or boarding school setting this training will extend your knowledge, understanding and skills in the application of The Resilience Doughnut with pupils in transition. Moving school, often in a new country, can have a significant impact on a child's level of resilience, self confidence and long term mental health. This practical training will enable participants to better support pupils who are going through the the emotional challenges of this transition cycle. This training is delivered by our specialist Trainer. - Bringing together The Resilience Doughnut with her extensive knowledge and experience in trans-cultural transitions.

Training

For anyone who works with teenagers.

DBT Skills for Teens

DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) is a type of therapy designed to help people who have a hard time managing their intense emotions. This training is designed for anyone who works with teenagers and will provide you with a range of strategies for working with teenagers who need help to manage mood swings, control angry outbursts and get along with others. Participants learn techniques to use with teenagers to help them stay calm in difficult situations, effectively manage out-of-control emotions, reduce the pain of intense emotions and get along better with family and friends. Participants gain access to online resources to support their practice. Includes 2 days of content with flexible delivery options.

Training 

For anyone who works with children.

Bright Thinking

The training is designed for all anyone who works with children and equips you with the knowledge, understanding, skills and resources to deliver Bright Thinking with children within your own school. Bright Thinking is a fun, engaging and practical six week programme for children whose anxiety fuels their negative thinking. Over the past decade, the programme has demonstrated a significant reduction in children’s anxiety and a dramatic increase in their social and personal competence.

Workshop

For all 8 to 18 year olds with a focus on their own resilience. 

Resilient Kids and Teens

Resilience is at the heart of child and adolescent wellbeing, success and long term mental health, as they navigate their way through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. By providing strategies to help children and adolescents with life's challenges and times of change, you enable them to survive and thrive.​ Through the Resilience Doughnut, this practical workshop provides the opportunity for children or adolescents to understand what helps them cope, thrive and flourish during the life's inevitable ups and downs. 

Workshop  

For 17 and 18 year olds about to start university. 

Starting University - A Plan for Resilience

Moving into Higher Education is an exciting time for students as they embark on a new stage in their life. As with any transition, individuals experience loss of resources such as friends, family, work, college and their community. The loss of these external supportive factors, even temporarily, can have a significant impact on an individual's emotional resilience and long term mental health. This workshop provides an opportunity for those about to start higher education to create an action plan to facilitate their transition to university. By providing strategies to help them with life's challenges and times of change, you enable them to survive and thrive.​

Programme

For 8 to 12 year olds experiencing anxiety. 

Bright Thinking

Bright Thinking is a fun, engaging and practical programme for children whose anxiety fuels their negative thinking. - Developed over 12 years ago at The Resilience Centre in Australia and delivered successfully over 50 times, the programme demonstrates a significant reduction in children’s anxiety and a dramatic increase in their social and personal competence. Bright Thinking is a strengths-based programme. - Rather than a focus on the child’s anxiety or worry thoughts, it encourages a focus on what's working. Throughout the programme, children recognise pessimistic and optimistic thinking, while giving them the solution focused skills to get from one type of thinking to another.

Programme

For 11 and 12 year olds about to start secondary school. 

Moving On Up

This three-stage programme is specifically for children in the final term of primary school. - Enabling them to survive and thrive during the transition to secondary school. The experience of transition to secondary school is unique to each child as they go through changes in their resources. This programme helps the child navigate and negotiate through possible resource loss whilst recognising and connecting with resource stability and growth. The adults around the child are particularly important during this transition, which is why parents and teachers are involved in the programme as well. 

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