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

In these challenging times it is vital to nourish children's mental health. Here are proven lessons and downloadable children's resources you can use right away to design your lesson plan for children (aged 7+)  to teach them 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 your classroom
  • 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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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.