Education & Youth

We are committed to turning the tide; our programme is already creating resilient children, resilient students, resilient families, resilient schools, higher education institutions and a more resilient society, proving that education truly is the key to prevention.

IHEART – Innate Health Education and Resilience Training – helps our young people uncover their innate resilience, overcome their personal challenges and realise their potential. We address mental health, behavioural and emotional issues amongst students as well as challenges to resilience and wellbeing amongst teachers and staff.

We work in schools and other educational institutions, placing young people at the centre of their own community in order to build a common resilience culture and language within their daily environments.

IHEART can be brought to your school/educational setting in the following ways:

  • Invite the IHEART lead facilitation team to share the programme directly with your students.
  • Train your staff to become certified facilitators of the IHEART curriculum so that they can implement the programme themselves within your institution.
  • Train your teachers and staff as above and then co-deliver the IHEART programme alongside our lead facilitation team.
  • Adopt our bespoke “Whole Institutional” approach and educate your leaders and staff in building resilience and wellbeing across your entire organisation.

IHEART training for teachers

The IHEART Programme

We are creating a revolutionary shift through the specially designed IHEART curriculum. This structured, high-tech, educational programme is delivered over the course of ten dynamic sessions consisting of a mix of interactive discussions, activities, self-reflections, animations, videos and group exercises.

  • Part 1 – Establishing the Foundations – empowers participants with the knowledge that they are intelligently designed to deal with whatever life brings by learning about how the mind creates all of our realities, feeling states, moods and behaviours and the crucial connection between thought and feeling.
  • Part 2 – Addressing the Daily Challenges Facing Young People – looks at issues such as stress and anxiety, anger and conflict, prejudice and intolerance, bullying and bad behaviour, social media, identity and self-esteem, addictive and compulsive behaviours, and barriers to motivation and learning. At the programme’s conclusion, participants have learned how they can navigate their challenges with greater ease and success, found the confidence to make positive changes, and explored the misunderstandings that create barriers to their natural resilience and wellbeing.

Our professional team of trained facilitators can deliver the IHEART programme into your educational environment OR we offer Teacher Training so that the programme can be delivered in-house by your own staff.

Uncover resilience & wellbeing in your students with IHEART

The IHEART Training Academy

Our vision cannot be achieved by a small group of people, nor is it the domain of a select few. So we have designed a highly professional and impactful training academy for facilitators who wish to share the IHEART Curriculum in the field of education, youth and community work.

The Academy consists of a learning progression of 3 levels, each one representing a different tier of knowledge of the IHEART Framework which builds towards an increasing depth of enquiry, insight and practical skill and experience.

All participants are awarded certification as IHEART facilitators upon completion of Level 1 Training of the IHEART Academy. Once certified, facilitators join a fast-growing community who are sharing the IHEART approach across the UK and in numerous other countries across the globe.

Click here for a list of certified IHEART facilitators and where they are based

Meeting Ofsted and Government Requirements

Our project empowers participants with a secure foundation to cope with many of the challenges that they confront in  society today.  As the UK government requires the promotion of British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for modern life, the IHEART curriculum has been designed with this requirement at the forefront of our minds. The content of the sessions provide an excellent approach to developing this understanding on a whole school level, evident in the following ways:

  • By learning about separate realities, students discover how to welcome and accept differences, rather than feel judgmental or discriminatory.
  • By understanding where their feelings are coming from, students are better equipped to respond to destructive and extremist viewpoints.
  • By learning about the shared ways in which all people operate psychologically, students have an increased respect for others and tolerance for diversity, as well as a greater capacity to reduce conflict and bullying.

I wanted to take the time to write and express just how fantastic your team have been here at Welldon Park Primary School over the last 10 weeks. I had the pleasure to watch one of the sessions last week and the impact of the work has been incredible. In the short time I was able to spend within a class, I witnessed:

– A young girl, who I have not heard speak to an adult in 18 months, giving a profound response on why bullies do not define who you are.

Jamie Rogers, Associate Headteacher, Welldon Park Primary School

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“IHEART have run resilience programs for both the junior and senior schools at St Margaret’s. The girls have developed a very helpful understanding of how their thinking influences their response to events, which has helped them to think and react more positively to these events. The curriculum is taught through fun, simple and innovative activities. The team were highly recommended to us, and the girls and staff here certainly endorse that recommendation.”

Mark Webster, Headteacher

“I think it was interesting to see that the students have worries that maybe we – the staff – aren’t necessarily aware that they worry about … The value in having opportunities within schools to talk about wellbeing, resilience, worries and feelings, and building upon that, is extremely important and very powerful.”

Neil McCarthy, Vulnerable Pupil Lead, Ernest Bevin College, Tooting

“The sessions have helped enable the boys to deal more positively with a range of issues such as social pressures, bullying, exam stress and difficult family situations…”

DL, Headteacher, Secondary School

“I am super impressed by what the creative process has led to in the form of the IHEART Curriculum. It provides us facilitators and practitioners with a resource of the highest possible quality for working with young people in educational settings. My favourite aspects are the identification of clear learning objectives, a language designed to engage our youth living in a technologically advanced world, and pointers around the art of sharing this understanding to whole groups of young people for maximum impact.”

Denise Holland
Former Scotland national netball coach and founder of Class Performance – Excellence Within

“Wow! I have just completed a 3 day IHEART Facilitator Training at the Innate Health Centre. The programme was professionally presented with detailed teaching aids and thoroughly explained modules. The premises were immaculate and everyone there was helpful and welcoming. It was a pleasure to immerse myself in the company of like-minded people and learn so much from great trainers. This was probably the most thoroughly prepared and presented course I have attended, offering exceptional value and quality.”

Camille Juliff

“I have never attended training that has had such a profound personal effect. As someone who writes, pilots and edits educational curriculum resources, I recognise the huge amount of work that has gone into developing such an incredibly life-changing programme. The way that Terry and Zia delivered it was insightful, fun, and left me feeling motivated and invigorated to support the cause of transforming the innate mental health, wellbeing and resilience of our young people here in Scotland.”

Marie Leucci

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