Pupil Resilience - Foundation Training

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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 foundation training will provide you and your whole team with an insight into how we build the resilience of others through the application of The Resilience Doughnut. 

"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

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What is it?

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

Who is it 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 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 advanced and licensed training.​​

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

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


Core Modules

Select one core module:

The Resilience Doughnut

(Shortened Version)

2 hours

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.

The Resilience Doughnut

(Standard Version)

Half Day (3.5 hours including short break)

Our most popular module -

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.

Optional Modules

Select one or more optional modules from the list below

Resilient Thinking

1.5 hours

This module takes a closer look at core thinking skills associated with resilience; optimism, emotional awareness and self-regulation, impulse control and flexible thinking. 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.

Personal Strengths

1.5 hours

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 character development.

Skills for Resilience

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.

The Connected School Community

1.5 hours

This module explores how the Resilience Doughnut framework provides an insight into the features of positive, 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.

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.

Did you know?

You can run these optional modules on the same day as your core module or, if you don't have time, choose to run them on a different day.


Reduced Pricing - For public and third sector organisations*

Core Module (Shortened): £500

Core Module (Standard): £700

Core Module (Plus - Full day): £895

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

At-cost travel and accommodation applies.

Prices correct at 01/04/2020 and are subject to change.

*Exceptions apply. - Please contact us for eligibility.

More than one school?

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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