Bounce Forward (Free Resilience Training for Teachers)

Free Resilience Training for Teachers – Fully Funded by The Healthy Schools Service

We are delighted to offer a fully funded 2-day course where teachers will develop their own resilience and prepare to deliver six resilience lessons for year 6, 7 or 8 students.

The feedback from schools, at the recent resilience briefings, suggested the need for resources that can be taught in the classroom. So we are responding to provide just that. The exact information and training date is still to be confirmed, but it will take place around early November.

To express your interest, click here and complete a contact form, be sure to put ‘Healthy Schools’ in the message so that we can follow up with you about your place.

Who is Running the Training?

Bounce Forward, a partner of the Healthy Schools Service, is passionate about developing teachers’ and students’ resilience skills so they can thrive in school and life beyond. The charity has trained over 11,000 teachers across 1,000 schools with an evidence-based approach to teaching resilience. Their training and curriculums are developed by specialists in positive psychology, practical for schools to implement, and have enriched over 500,000 students’ lives in numerous ways.

What is Resilience?

One of the most popular topics in positive psychology is resilience. Many schools now use it to underpin their approach to health education, and with good reason: it is a wonderful trait to have and is related to numerous positive outcomes.

Resilience is commonly defined as the ability to return to normal after a difficult situation, to bounce back. This is an important trait. When we face disappointment, defeat and failure, it is our resilience that helps us keep going and find a way to rise from the ashes. However, resilience is not just about bouncing back from hard times, it is a set of life skills that shows people how to bounce forward in everyday situations, keep things in perspective and thrive in life. In education if a student is anxious about a test, excited to try alcohol, or angry at a classmate, it is their resilience that will steer them away from impulsive decisions and instead to think about these emotions in a practical, realistic, and mature way.

To express your interest, click here and complete a contact form, be sure to put ‘Healthy Schools’ in the message so that we can follow up with you about your place.