IHEART – Innate Health Education and Resiliency Training – is a preventative  educational project of Innate Health, a non-profit organisation dedicated to educating young people about their natural resilience, innate health and mental wellbeing.


  • 50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
  • 25% of 14-year-old girls across the UK are clinically depressed.
  • 20% of adolescents may experience a mental health problem in any given year.

These statistics are both shocking and yet increasingly commonplace.  Despite huge investment and allocation of resources, they show no sign of abating.  Our children are suffering and we cannot seem to stem the tide.


Because the existing programmes and initiatives are primarily addressing symptoms, not the root cause.  In order to solve any recurring problem, we have to address that problem at its source.

We need a revolutionary shift in the mindset of our educators, parents and leaders.

Only when we see the thinking that drives the destructive behaviours, will we see sustainable progress.

The IHEART curriculum, uniquely designed to show young people how change only ever happens from the inside-out, is our response to creating this revolutionary shift.

IHEART address the problems facing our young people at its source by focusing on:

  • Education, prevention and sustainable solutions
  • Practically addressing real issues young people encounter on a daily basis
  • Mental wellness rather than mental illness
  • Learning how to access the innate wellbeing that all children possess

Our vision is a step-change in how young people perceive their wellbeing and mental health, creating resilient adults and engaged, contributing members of society.

As young people experience greater hope and increased resilience, we envisage a transformation in the crisis that the national mental health statistics currently indicate.

IHEART Ambassadors

Our official IHEART Ambassadors, students and  young advocates of the inside-out resilience approach, represent the dynamic, contemporary face of our work to the future generation.

Adam Ashe

Scottish Rugby Player

Adam Ashe, 23, plays for Glasgow Warriors, has been capped 10 times by Scotland and is regarded as one of the leading back row forwards in Scottish rugby union.

Grayson Hart

Scottish Rugby Player

Grayson Hart, 28, a Scotland international rugby union scrum-half currently playing for Ealing Trailfinders, previously played for Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby in the Pro12 and the Blues and New South Wales in Super Rugby.

Members of our Professional Advisory Board include:

  • Zia Brooks – Zia Brooks, Assistant Head-teacher
  • Kim Miller – Advisory Teacher for Autism

As it is important to us that we take into account the experiences and views of our primary beneficiaries, our Young Person’s Steering Group guides us in what will appeal to and be relevant for young people and the challenges they face in day-to-day life.


We have an exceptional team of educators, administrators and committed volunteers, led by Terry Rubenstein, IHEART Founder and best-selling author of Exquisite Mind and The Peach Who Thought She Had to be a Coconut

“Resilience is revealed when misunderstanding falls away. Realising the inside-out logic and wisdom of how our minds work reconnects us with what is innate. This uncovers more and more resilience.”

Terry Rubenstein

Terry Rubenstein

IHEART Founder and Curriculum Co-author

Dana Arenson

Curriculum Co-author and Lead Author

Debbie Fisher

Lead Trainer

Shoshanah Kahan

Facilitator Training

Ruth Wagner

Operations Manager

Rai'ut Seider

IHEART Online Resource

John Scott

Creative and Animations

Katherine Chidiac

Design and

Brian Rubenstein

CEO - Innate Health

Our Partners