On-demand CPD training for primary teachers on children's mental well-being

Practical ways to teach children how to look after their mental wellbeing

Proven lessons and activities you can use right away to teach children (aged 7+) about positive mental well being.

This aim of this CPD programme is to up-skill teachers with:

  • lesson plans on: resilience, independent thinking, kindness, emotional intelligence, anxiety and more
  • short videos packed full of ready-to-go lesson resources you can use right away in class
  • resources you can easily download and print out for each lesson to assist you with your lesson planning 

BuddyBench Ireland is an award winning non-profit based in Kilkenny, that has made a positive impact on the mental well-being of more than 60,000 students in 330 primary schools across Ireland since 2016.



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Special Price: €50 for 8 weeks access

  • Price: 50,00 €

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Presented by

Sam Synott is the founder of BuddyBench Ireland and has a background in education

Sam Synott 
 Founder and CEO

Michelle O Brien BSc(Hons) Psych; H.Dip. Coun; MIACP is our lead psychotherapist

Michelle O Brien - Psychotherapist


How long do I get access for?

You have access to the course for 8 weeks. The course consists of 8 units, one for each week. You'll have access to all lessons right away and can go at your own pace.


How is the programme assessed?

This course is self-assessed. You will be given resources and examples which you can use to plan your own lessons on 8 topics that are key to mental well-being in children. We ask you to confirm after each lesson that you have prepared at least one lesson on that topic, and trust you to do so.


Will I get a certificate of completion?

Yes, you can download your certificate on competition of the course.


Do I get EPV days?

Currently No. But we are actively working with the department of Education to get EPV approval. Coming soon.


How does support work?

There is a contact form inside the members area for any questions or comments you might have. Or you can email us directly on hello@buddybench.ie.


When can I start?

Once signed, you'll have instant access to the complete course and can start right away.

Address: Buddy Bench CLG, Kilkenny, Ireland

Email: sam@buddybench,ie

Reg No.: 647662

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CPD Details

Registration for this online CPD programme for teachers is now open.

iRegistered participants will have instant access to 8 on-demand lessons for a period of 8 weeks. 

This course will be run in accordance with the Department of Education and Skills criteria and WILL SOON QUALIFY for EPV days.