Building Emotional Health in Adolescence

Learn how to create a safe and emotionally healthy environment for the young people in your setting as they navigate the ups and downs of adolescence. This course will provide you with a good understanding of how Thrive can build the emotional health and wellbeing of all young people in your setting, specifically as a whole school approach.


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Course duration

12 hours

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Delivery method



Thrive-Online access

90 days free

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Price per place

£410 excl. VAT



Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this course leads to Thrive Emotional Health Practitioner status.

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 setting to support the wellbeing of all young people. You will be able to use the Thrive Approach as a daily resource to support age-appropriate social and emotional development for every young person 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 Adolescence Licensed Practitioner training.

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for any practitioner working alongside secondary school aged children (11 to 18 year olds) who is interested in enhancing their classroom, pastoral or SEND emotional health practice: teachers, teaching assistants, student support and pastoral staff, heads of year and any other staff that interact with the students on a daily basis.

No previous qualifications are required to undertake this course.

Please note prices are for courses starting on or after 1 September 2023. For settings that would like to commission a face-to-face training session, there is a flat rate charge of £450 per trainer per day (or part thereof) plus VAT.



Thrive training exceeded my expectations and it has brought me huge benefits professionally and personally. It’s been an amazing journey that has completely transformed me."

Samantha Strange, Personalised Learning Centre Manager, Northfields School and Sports College



What you'll learn

During the virtual training sessions, you'll explore:

  • The Thrive Approach and its underpinning theory and established neuroscience
  • The links between social and emotional development and learning outcomes, including how to maximise learning potential to raise standards of achievement
  • How to develop a classroom-focussed, trauma-sensitive and attachment-informed approach that supports the social and emotional health of all young people
  • Developmentally appropriate expectations of behaviour during adolescence and what this behaviour communicates
  • How to support the vulnerabilities and opportunities of adolescence
  • How to use key relational skills in your work with all young people
  • Using the Thrive-Online assessment and action-planning tool to screen young people for right-time emotional and social development
  • Interpreting the Thrive-Online data to plan specific strategies and activities that support the wellbeing of key groups of young people in your setting
  • Incorporating strategies and activities into your everyday practice, routines and structures
  • Evidencing the progress of young people 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 structured into four virtual training sessions, each three hours long:

  • Session 1: Thinking about ourselves and our self-awareness
  • Session 2: Understanding stress and supporting the wellbeing of all young people
  • Session 3: Theory and practice of Thrive as a 'right-time' approach
  • Session 4: How to make the most of the opportunities of adolescence



Upcoming Scheduled Dates

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