Building Emotional Health in Childhood

Introductory training for those interested in using the Thrive Approach as a right-time approach to wellbeing for all children.

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Course overview

This course will provide you with a good understanding of how Thrive works as a whole-school approach to support the optimal social and emotional development of all children. In addition, the course will demonstrate how to use Thrive-Online, our profiling, measuring and monitoring tool, for group screening and action-planning, and explore some of the strategies and activities that can be used for right-time support with children in group settings.

To be recognised as a Thrive Emotional Health Practitioner status, you will need to be an authorised user of Thrive-Online, a profiling, measuring and monitoring tool, through a whole-setting subscription.

Suitable for

Building Emotional Health in Childhood is ideal for any practitioner working alongside primary school aged children (4 to 11 year olds) – teachers, teaching assistants, support staff and meal-time assistants – looking to introduce the Thrive Approach as a whole-school wellbeing programme for right-time social and emotional development.

If you need to reschedule your course attendance because you have Covid or have to isolate, the first rearrangement is free, a subsequent rearrangement will incur an admin fee of £50 plus VAT and any further rescheduling will be charged at £100 plus VAT.

For settings that would like to commission a face-to-face training session, there is a flat rate charge of £300 per trainer per day (or part thereof) plus VAT.

Please note prices are for courses starting on or after 1 September 2021. 


Course content

The training will cover:

  • The Thrive Approach and its underpinning theory and established neuroscience.
  • The links between social and emotional development and maximising learning potential to raise standards of achievement.
  • How to develop a classroom focussed, trauma sensitive approach to support social and emotional health of all children.
  • Appropriate expectations of behaviour at right-time development stages and how to support the development of these.
  • Using the Thrive-Online assessment and action-planning tool to screen all children in your class for right-time emotional and social development.
  • Interpreting the Thrive-Online data to plan specific strategies and activities that support the wellbeing of all children in your class.
  • Incorporating strategies and activities into your everyday curriculum, routines and structures.
  • Evidencing the progress of children and demonstrating the impact of the Thrive Approach.
  • The role of Thrive Licensed Practitioners and how to support them effectively.

Course structure

The course is delivered as four 3-hour live webinars:

  • Session 1 – Thinking about ourselves and our self-awareness.
  • Session 2 – Thrive as a right-time approach for supporting the wellbeing of all children.
  • Session 3 – Theory and practice for 3 to 7 year olds.
  • Session 4 – Theory and practice for 7 to 11 year olds.



Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to take a practical approach to embedding Thrive in your classroom  to support the wellbeing of all children. You will be able to use the Thrive Approach as a daily resource to support age-appropriate social and emotional development for every child to improve their learning outcomes.

If you would like to further develop your understanding with a more reparative focus, you may be interested in the Thrive Licensed Practitioner training.


Where can I find upcoming Thrive training in my area?

All Thrive training is now delivered by our experienced Thrive trainers using a mix of live webinars, e-learning sessions and e-mentoring. On the Thrive training pages you can find dates for courses running throughout the year. We also have a team of regional Relationship Managers who are happy to help – meet the regional team here.

Can I complete Thrive training as an individual or do I need to be part of an organisation?

To become a Thrive Licensed Practitioner you will need to be working with children on a regular basis and be able to carry out Thrive-Online assessments to pass the course. We recommend volunteering at a school if this is not possible in your current role.

To talk through our training courses and to discuss funding options, contact our Relationship Development team on 01392 797555 or

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