Pupil Wellbeing in Adolescence

Are you keen to build positive relationships, create a sense of belonging and ensure every young person 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

30 days free

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Price per place

£410 excl. VAT



Course Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will qualify as a Thrive-accredited Pupil Wellbeing Specialist.

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: This course was previously Building Emotional Health.

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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