We specialise in the promotion of wellbeing and resilience in pupils, staff and whole school communities.
Our flexible menu of support empowers schools to develop and deliver their wellbeing provision for pupils, staff and the whole school community. We support schools to embed mental health and wellbeing in a way that fits their unique needs and priorities. Our highly trained and experienced consultants form collaborative relationships with our partner schools, supporting them to strategically apply evidence-based approaches that promote wellbeing and prevent mental health problems.
We specialise in Positive Education. Our approach is positive, proactive, accessible and non-clinical. Our support increases schools’ capacity and capability to build on existing areas of good practice. Our approach has been developed in line with best practice guidelines from the Department for Education and Department of Health, and is underpinned by an evidence base that combines positive psychology, organisational psychology, and coaching psychology.
There are many routes to wellbeing and having worked with over 140 schools we realise that schools' starting places and strategic development opportunities vary considerably.
We provide support in the following areas:
Our coaching sessions, strategy workshops and school culture evaluations support school leaders to embed sustainable cultures of mental health, wellbeing and resilience, and to evaluate their effectiveness.
We specialise in training whole staff teams and specialist practitioners in a range of strategies and resources that increase capacity to support pupil mental health. Our staff development enables schools to embed wellbeing into the classroom, curriculum and ethos.
Our staff wellbeing workshops and coaching sessions support the development of staff wellbeing and resilience. We also empower school staff to champion and lead their own effective and sustainable, staff wellbeing initiatives.
Our workshops for pupils and teaching resources explicitly teach skills for mental wellbeing. We also support schools to develop their own taught mental wellbeing lessons.
Our training enables schools to develop and provide targeted early prevention programmes for pupils at risk of developing mental health problems. We also provide training and resources that enable pupils to lead wellbeing support for peers in their school.
We support schools to work with parents and carers to improve the wellbeing and resilience of pupils. Our practical workshops provide parents with strategies that they can use at home to support the approaches to mental health, wellbeing and resilience being learned at school.
Sue Webster, Pastoral Manager, Ibstock Community College
Annemarie Williams, CEO and Executive Principal, Odyssey Educational Trust