Growing Confidence offers complementary training courses to promote positive mental health and emotional well-being. Our aim is to enable individuals to promote emotional well-being in themselves and the children and young people they are responsible for.
Our key messages reflect the importance of relationships, positive interactions and role modelling in nurturing a sense of meaning and belonging, and developing emotionally strong individuals and communities.
Growing Confidence training can support schools and community settings to develop partnership working and implement policy related to children's emotional health and well-being including Curriculum for Excellence, Getting It Right For Every Child and The National Parenting Strategy.
Training courses that we offer include:
Raising Children with Confidence (RCWC) - for parents and carers of children aged 0 - 10 years.
Confident Staff, Confident Children (CSCC) - for multi-agency practitioners (i.e. professionals working with children in early years, educational and community settings).
Raising Teens with Confidence (RTWC) - for parents and carers of young people aged 11 - 16 years.
Teenage Brains and Behaviour Series (TBBS)- for multi-agency practitioners (i.e. professionals working with young people in educational and community settings).
Cool, Calm and Connected (CCC) - for young people aged 11 - 16 years (used as part of PSE curriculum)
The training courses were developed in Edinburgh by a range of multi-agency professionals and draw on contemporary research in neuroscience, psychology and social science. They have had evaluated success for increasing knowledge and understanding about the factors which influence the development of emotional well-being. The training programmes are now being rolled out across Scotland.
If you would like more information on how to train to deliver these courses please contact us
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Team are also available to speak at conferences/seminars/workshops.