Embedding resilience, self-esteem and motivation in school kids through Positive Mental Training
As one of the proud winners of the recent Future Ready Fund (an initiative by Nesta, a global innovation foundation supporting high-potential, early-stage projects tackling significant contemporary challenges), we are delighted to say that we will be helping schools in the UK enhance pupils’ skills with a pioneering, research-based, non-stigmatising approach designed to embed non-cognitive skills, such as resilience, into the classroom and curriculum.
Our goal is to give secondary-aged (11-18) pupils access and guidance to a specifically adapted version of our Positive Mental Training (PosMT) programme, which has been successfully used by the NHS & student/community settings for 13+ years. PosMT is proven to have a positive impact on social & emotional skills, perceptions of self, motivation and resilience.
In a nutshell…
We will be undertaking a 9-week, 3-part approach with participating schools, consisting of regular group listening sessions (via app or audio players and wireless headphones) of our NHS-endorsed PosMT audio tracks, teacher training to optimise delivery of the programme, and weekly creative group activities designed to increase engagement and reinforce key learnings & techniques related to the development of academic & personal confidence.
Want to find out more? Take a look at our brochure.
If you’re interested in implementing this approach in your school or institution, have any comments, questions or ideas, or would like to support our project, we’d love for you to get in touch at [email protected]
The original Positive Mental Training programme is currently available via our Feeling Good app (approved by the NHS Digital App Library).