Resources and support to help parents teach children age 3-12 yrs about mental well-being

Practical ways you can help your child adapt to their new normal

Simple skills you can apply to support your child's mental well-being as they return to school. 

This aim of this free resource is to help you discover:

  • simple strategies and skills to help you support your child's mental well-being (without needing to be a zen master)
  • powerful tools you can teach your child to help them be resilient, independent and kind to themselves & others 
  • proven coping mechanisms to ensure your child is ready to return to school as seamlessly as possible
  • additionally: confidential video support so you can get personal professional advice on any issues that may arise
Presented by Michelle

Presented by Michelle

Michelle O Brien BSc(Hons)Psych; H.Dip. Coun; MIACP is the lead psychotherapist with BuddyBench Ireland, 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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Register now to get instant access to age-appropriate training resources based on the lessons we've learned over the years teaching our award winning programme to more than 60,000 Irish primary school children.

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 If you're worried about the kind of world your children will be reentering in the next few weeks and tired of "experts" telling you how to be a better parent and bake banana bread at the same time, then this is for you. 


Sam Synott 
 Founder and CEO


Each of the five videos focus on one important aspect of positive mental health and aims to give you, the parent, simple skills that you can use (without any special props or gadgets) to give your child powerful tools to look after their own mental well-being.


Michelle O Brien - Psychotherapist


The lessons and support have been designed for busy parents wishing to dip in and out on the go.  Behind the speed and simplicity, a lot of work has gone into ensuring your learning experience is an engaging and enjoyable one.


Brian Duffy 
E-Learning Designer

Buddy Bench Ireland is an award winning not-for-profit that strengthens communities by educating primary school students on positive mental well-being with evidence-led lessons on topics such as kindness, resilience and emotional intelligence.

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What's different?

The aim of this short course is to help parents take a proactive role in the development of positive mental health skills in children aged 3 to 12.

Sign up today for free and you'll get instant access to 5 expertly crafted lessons full of age-appropriate ideas proven to help prepare kids for dealing with life's inevitable ups and downs - as well as support!