Course details


£350 per person (includes VAT)

Next course date

Autumn 2024


16 hours

CPD hours

16 CPD hours


Face to face


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Lecture/workshop days - dates/times

This duration of this short-course is 16 hours. You will study over two, eight hour days.

Course description

This is the second of our compassionate mind training in education programmes. The pupil wellbeing curriculum has been shown in trial and internationally peer-reviewed published research to:

All the above are important aspects of good pupil wellbeing and mental health.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Attendees will be trained to deliver the 6-lesson Compassionate Mind Training - Pupils curriculum to school aged pupils aged 10-12 (those in years 6 and 7) to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Learning Outcome 1: To Train individuals to be able to deliver Compassionate Mind Training - Pupils to pupils aged 10-12 in their schools or school network trust.

Units and Content

The six-lesson curriculum to improve pupil wellbeing and mental health includes:

Scripts and materials for the 6 Compassionate Mind Training - Pupil lessons are provided. This includes all worksheets, PowerPoints and imagery practices etc. The lessons are tailored to be 40 or 50 minutes in duration, depending upon a school’s timetable.

Access to materials will remain in place for 24 months, following which a license renewal rate will be £75 per person/school to extend by a further 24 months. This will ensure that trained individuals have continued access to resources as well as any updated materials. This fee also includes a short refresher course if necessary.

Who is this course for

Those in educational settings working with children transitioning from primary to secondary education.

Entry requirements

Participants must have completed the CMT-Teachers course or a recognised Compassionate Mind Training/Compassion Focused Therapy course via the Compassionate Mind Foundation or its affiliations.

If a recognised Compassionate Mind Training/Compassion Focused Therapy course has been undertaken but does not cover all elements outlined in the Compassionate Mind Training - Teachers course, participants must first engage with a pre-recorded online version of the Compassionate Mind Training - Teachers course (at the reduced cost of £95).

Fees and funding

£350 per person

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Who will teach you

Academic Frances Maratos, smiling.

Professor Frances Maratos
Programme leader

Frances Maratos’ research informs applied emotion regulation, compassion and wellbeing interventions worldwide. She is widely published and has excellent grant capture. Frances is the exiting Chair of the College of HPSC Research Committee. Her Professorial appointment reflects not only her international research profile but also her longstanding commitment to the University.

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