Teach Mental Resilience - Bounce Forward

Teach Mental Resilience

When it comes to mental health, prevention is better than cure. Psychological fitness is as important as academics and physical health.

Teach Mental Resilience is exceptional CPD for teachers and lessons designed for 9-11 year olds.

The training guides teachers through the science of psychological fitness and fully equips them to teach the ‘ready to use’ lessons in the classroom.

Psychological fitness combines mental resilience and emotional wellbeing, key attributes needed for success in the 21st century. You teach these skills using our high quality lessons, that build essential understanding about the brain and build self awareness, the basis for effective communication empathy and navigating uncertain times.

  • Meet statutory requirement to teach mental resilience, emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • Prepare children for transition and moving on
  • Explicitly teach children understand how to get through challenging times, recognise that failure is part of success and learn how to look after themselves with lots of practical and experimental learning

In teaching Bounce Forward lessons you will be proactively building pupils psychological fitness and helping to prevent mental ill-health.

Teach Mental Resilience is a 1.3-day (10 CPD hours) live online training that prepares you to deliver evidence-based resilience lessons. The cost for the complete package and certified training is £195 per person.

Note: Our courses are subsidised, with thanks to our donors and supporters.

Bounce Forward Resilience Skills  

After completing the training, teaching and learning materials for six Bounce Forward Resilience Skills modules will be delivered electronically – ready to use in the classroom.

In addition, you will receive a FREE Transitions Pack filled with practical tools and activities to help prepare for transitions and change.

Click each Bounce Forward Resilience Skills module to reveal the learning outcomes achieved.

  • Module 1) Resilience & Harnessing Positive Emotions

    • Understand that life is a journey with challenges (big and small) and it is our resilience that helps us overcome these
    • Explore emotions
    • Discover that emotions can be helpful and unhelpful, and we can learn to regulate them
    • Know we ALL have resilience
  • Module 2) Connecting the Brain, Emotions & Thoughts

    • Understand the brain and the role of emotions
    • Consider the importance of being calm to help with resilient responses
    • Discover the link between thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • Module 3) Introducing Gremlin Beliefs

    • Understand that resilience skills can help us understand why we react the way we do
    • Identify common Gremlin Beliefs of resilience
    • Recognise that the Gremlin Beliefs are not in control
  • Module 4) Optimism & Evidence

    • Understand there is a difference between optimistic and pessimistic thinking
    • Know the importance of respect for different perspectives
    • Discover how to use evidence to create more flexible and accurate thinking
  • Module 5) WoBbLe

    • Understand the importance of gratitude
    • Know how to use the WoBbLe skill – to tame the Catastrophising Gremlin Belief
    • Discover how to calm down when emotions are strong
  • Module 6) Resilience Planning

    • Understand all the resilience skills covered in the lessons
    • Create an individual resilience plan
    • Consider how resilience skills can help one express themselves and understand others
  • FREE Transitions Pack 

    • Meet Tia & Tomos, as they prepare for transition to secondary school and deal with change
    • Develop resilience to set backs related to change
    • Using the WoBbLe skill to tame catastrophic thoughts about uncertainty and change
    • Calm and focus ideas to reinforce how to be kind and the importance of recharging the batteries
    • Activities to recognise strengths and look after their wellbeing

More Information

Here we have answered some frequently asked questions about the course.

Click each question to reveal more.

  • What is Teach Mental Resilience?

    Exceptional CPD and fully prepared lessons.

    The CPD is delivered online across 1.3 days.

    The course takes teachers through the background and science of mental resilience and emotional wellbeing, starting at an adult level. Why, because we know this has an impact on learning outcomes in the classroom and also the skills are pretty useful for all of us!

    The full course is structured as one full day and a 3 hour follow up session.

    At the end of session one attendees receive the lesson materials electronically so they can explore them in detail before returning for the follow on session and to complete the training.

    This model has been proven to see improved learning outcomes for pupils and ensure authentic teaching and learning in the classroom.

    Teaching and learning materials for six evidenced based modules and the transitions pack are sent electronically.

    Attendees receive a certificate to recognise the Continued Professional Development and to certify them as a Bounce Forward Teacher.

  • Who is it for?

    The training is for staff in schools who wish to teach the Bounce Forward lessons.

    The six teaching modules have been designed for students aged 9 – 12 (year 5, 6 or 7 ).

    Bounce Forward Healthy Minds is available for secondary schools. Find out more here.

  • Do I need to attend live?

    Yes, the training is interactive and our trainer will walk you through the skills, first at an adult level, so you understand and can think about the skills for you personally.

    This approach has been central to the evidence for achieving the most effective outcomes for students and for high quality teaching and learning in the classroom.

  • Will I receive a certificate?

    Yes, your will be certified with a certificate upon completion of the full training 1.3 days (10 hours).

    You will also receive your unique logo to officially register you as a Psychological Fitness Teacher. This can be used in school, in your email signature or other places you wish!

  • Are there breaks?

    Yes, we recognise the need to build in regular breaks to the training. The off-line breaks will include activities relevant to the training and down time to relax and respond to demands at home.

  • Can I ask questions?

    Absolutely, this is a fully interactive training programme. You will be one of a small group and able to engage directly with the trainer.

    All participants are visible and asked to use their camera and microphones to take part.

  • Where is it?

    The training will take place on Zoom, an online platform that allows participants to see each other and the content. If you don’t already have the Zoom app, you can download it for free here. Once installed on your device, simply click on the meeting link provided by us at the allocated time, and we will take care of the rest. There is a useful video tutorial on how to join a meeting here.

  • Can I join a waiting list for future training dates? 

    Yes, if the published course dates are not suitable please Contact Us and let us know you would like to join the waiting list for a future course. Make sure you use Teach Mental Resilience in the message.

  • Can I ask a question that isn’t covered here?  

    Please contact us and we will be delighted to help you.

Click here to contact us with any questions, and we hope to see you there!

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