Wellbeing for Youth and Adolescents

The Resilience Doughnut is ideal for building resilience and promoting the wellbeing of children and young people across all school, agency and college settings.

All the evidence shows that adults, including parents and staff,who model resilience have a huge influence on the resilience of the children and young people in their care.

  • Combine with a focus on Parent & Family Wellbeing for a whole school community approach.
  • You may also like to explore our Staff Wellbeing section – Your colleagues are then able to implement this approach within their own personal and professional lives before focusing on those in their care.

How do I bring The Resilience Doughnut into my school?

“This approach helps to change the trajectory of students from disengaged to engaged, from risk to resilience, and to enhance a whole school culture of optimism. The Resilience Doughnut has been shown to build student and staff awareness of the coping resources available and enhance a whole school culture of resilience.”

– Lyn Worsley

Team Training & Development

Professional development either for all staff or for leadership, pastoral, welfarekey stage or curriculum teams.

Student Wellbeing in a Positive School

A development day for schools and colleges.

Knowledge, understanding and skills for your team to enhance the resilience and wellbeing of the children and young people within your school or college.

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Fewer than half of adults caring for children and young people actually promote resilience in them. Many try their best in helping them develop resilience but only some make a difference.”

 – International Resilience Project

Participants will be challenged to consider their understanding of resilience, wellbeing and mental health and how we can use a strengths-based, solution focused approach, centred on The Resilience Doughnut and positive education, to enhance the resilience and wellbeing of children and young people within your school or college. We will shift the focus towards what is working in the lives of children and young people and how we can give them agency within a positive school ethos by exploring the PERMA model and its application. (What is positive education? 1 2)

This day is engaging and practical, involving a range of individual, paired and group activities and discussions. Participants will also feel fully equipped to work effectively alongside their own in-house Level 1 Trainers. As with all our training, this day is tailored to meet the specific individual and group needs of your organisation.

Duration

Half day or full day workshops available

Participants

Teachers, college tutors, school and college leaders, teaching assistants, pastoral / welfare staff and support staff.

Pre-training requirements

None

What does the training cover?

  • What is and what isn’t resilience?
  • The common features of resilient children and young people.
  • Introduction to a strengths-based approach to resilience and wellbeing.
  • Introduction to The Resilience Doughnut contextual model for building resilience.
  • A practical application of The Resilience Doughnut model to use with all children and young people in coping with stress and adversity and helping them plan for the future.
  • An introductory exploration of the role of solution focused conversations in enabling children and young people to have more agency through our interactions with them
  • The role and application of the PERMA model for emotional wellbeing and it ‘s role in promoting positive education through classroom and whole school policy and practice.
  • Recognising your current good practice and looking forward.
    Understanding the importance of measuring resilience and wellbeing at an individual, group and organisational level and how this can be done

Further training opportunities

  • Level 1 Training (Child & Adolescent)
  • Skills For Resilience Modules (see below).
  • Solution Focused Conversations – Empowering Children & Young People (see below).

Skills For Resilience Modules

Extend your Development Day with our series of 90 minute Skills For Resilience Modules which provide strategies which can be used in everyday interactions and conversations with pupils as well as strategies for small group, whole class and whole school work. These modules are ideal as twilight sessions, two half day sessions or one full day session. Our ‘Pupil Wellbeing in a Positive School – A Development Day for Schools & Colleges’ is a pre-training requirement for these modules.

pupil-wellbeing-image-02Skills for resilience module

Resilient Thinking

Practical strategies to promote resilient thinking in children & young people.

Resilient thinking is optimistic thinking and it’s at the heart of your pupils ability to cope and thrive during adversity and personal challenge. This workshop extends the learning covered in the Development Day and explores, in more depth, how optimism relates to resilience and wellbeing and how we can promote resilient thinking in ourselves and our pupils every day.

Skills for resilience module

Resilient Beliefs

Practical strategies to promote self efficacy in children & young people.

Recognising past experiences, and personal success, using it as a reference point for ability and working on that to bring further success, achievement and personal belief is essential to help children and young people cope through tough times and strive to achieve. This workshop provides practical strategies to promote self efficacy in children & young people.

Skills for resilience module

Resilient Connections

Practical strategies for promoting empathy, moral development and perspective taking in children & young people.

Positive intentional relationships are essential for resilience, as your pupils navigate and negotiate with their strongest resources. This workshop provides practical ‘every day’ strategies for promoting empathy, moral development and perspective taking so children and young people are in a better position to develop, maintain and strengthen essential relationships.

Skills for resilience module

Resilient Emotions

Practical strategies to promote emotional awareness, self-regulation and impulse control in children & young people.

The ability to identify emotional experiences and control our emotional and impulse response is needed if children and young people are to build their resilience. This workshop provides essential practical strategies to promote emotional awareness, self-regulation and impulse control in every day situations through everyday conversations.

Empowering Children & Young People

Solution Focused Conversations

Duration: Half day

Participants:

Teachers, college tutors, teaching assistants, pastoral / welfare staff and support staff.

Further training opportunities

  • This works perfectly as stand-alone training or alongside our other training.
  • Opportunities for further solution focused training for individuals, groups or whole staff – Ask our team for more information.

Empowering children and young people through solution focused conversations.

Strength-based, solution focused conversations are at the heart of promoting the resilience, wellbeing, positive behaviour and achievement of children and young people.

This practical workshop provides participants with a clear understanding of the role of solution focused conversations in the context of a school and how to implement them in day-to day interactions with pupils as well as when providing individual and small group support.

Pupil Workshops & Programmes

Would you like us to deliver a student or parent Resilience Doughnut workshop or programme at your school or college?

We provide a range of engaging opportunities to support children, young people and families – particularly useful during times of transition and adversity. Need something quite bespoke? We can create something just for you.

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