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Project 5 – Train the Trainer

May 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


This course is designed for professionals supporting children and young people with anxiety/stress and mental health issues to enable the delivery of Project 5 within their own settings.

Please note: The usual cost of this course is £100 per person including resources and partnership. Local funding (Castle School catchment area) and SGC support has allowed us to offer a subsidised price of £40 per person. In addition, parents of local schools can attend a parent workshop at dates tbc at a cost of £4 per person.


Following the success of our initial pilot of the Project 5 resource to pupils and parents of children in KS2/3 we have now developed the Train the Trainer course and resource to be used with pupils in schools and settings. The training will be delivered alongside theory, practical teaching activities and a resource pack/guide.

The day will cover:
– Causes and the responses to anxiety and stress in young people,
– Wellbeing and resilience development through Project 5 sessions,
– Talking about family wellbeing and the cycle of mental health (ACEs etc)
– Practical activities and discussing mental wellbeing with young people.

Following training participants will have access to ongoing email/networking support, discounts to pupil journal resources and be enrolled as a ‘Project 5 Network Partner’ for the year. As a partner in this pilot year, trainers will be required to provide feedback and GAD scores after delivering Project 5 to groups and have input into developing the programme as a charity.

Refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively there are plenty of shops nearby, including a good local deli, to purchase something to eat.

Please note that the training room at the JIGSAW base is on the first floor, up a flight of stairs, and unfortunately there is no lift. There is plenty of free parking nearby including a long-stay car park.

PARENT WORKSHOPS (£4/person)::

Settings will also be encouraged to host Parent Workshops and promote engagement and participation in these. This workshop is recommended to parents of children identified for the Project 5 sessions and others interested in learning how to support their child(ren) with anxiety, stress and behaviour.  GAD score evidence has indicated that working with BOTH the child and their parent/carer, promotes better wellbeing and resilience than delivering Project 5 to the young person alone.  Workshops can either be hosted at your setting, which JIGSAW will help publicise and promote to enable places to be filled, or schools can encourage parents to attend workshops at the JIGSAW base and other venues.  This workshop is delivered by the JIGSAW Team and costs are usually £12/person (based on a minimum of 20 particpants). The subsidised price is £4/person.

Participants will receive their own copy of the Project 5 Journal in addition to a full copy of the training manual.


Project 5 was developed to promote and support wellbeing and resilience of young people and families who support them. The programme’s pilot has evidence to support the thought that, it is more effective to work with both children, their carers and educators. Project 5 delivers initial training to all of these groups. Project 5 covers: the importance of the 5 ways to wellbeing, anxiety and our responses, feelings and emotions, strengths, mindfulness, relaxation, resilience and assertiveness.

The dedicated Journal runs alongside the Project 5 sessions or as a stand-alone resource and supports the journey in becoming more resilient. The current programme has been used with young people from Y5- Y13 (age 10-18). A much younger and differentiated programme is currently being developed for Yrs2-5/SEN (age 6-10). Currently, journals are priced at £13.99 individually with orders of 10+ at £9.99 incl P&P. As a Network Partner, individuals also have access to discounted journals at £9.99 each for any purchase amount.


May 18, 2020
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


JIGSAW Thornbury Family Base
The Bakery Annexe, 4-7 Chapel Street
Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2BJ United Kingdom
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