Building Emotional Health in Childhood

Are you keen to build positive relationships, create a sense of belonging and ensure every child in your setting feels safe, supported and ready to learn? Are you curious about your pupils’ behaviour and what it could be communicating? If yes, this is the course for you.

Tackling low attendance

Attendance continues to be a significant challenge for schools. Key drivers behind absenteeism include unmet social, emotional and mental health needs and pupils feeling unsafe or like they don’t belong. This course will equip you with practical strategies to support the wellbeing of all pupils, resulting in improved attendance, behaviour and attainment.


At a glance

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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

£374 excl. VAT



Course Outcomes

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

By the end of the 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.

Who is it for?

Ideal for any practitioner working alongside primary school aged children (4 to 11 year olds) – teachers, teaching assistants, support staff and mealtime assistants.

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 has given us strong, positive relationships with the children. It helped us to maintain these relationships throughout the pandemic, whether children were at school or at home. I can honestly say now that the relationship we have with them has never felt stronger because of Thrive."

Lisa Kelly, Thrive Licensed Practitioner, Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School



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 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 virtual sessions:

  • 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.



Upcoming Scheduled Dates

 Contact us to discuss how the Thrive Approach can help you