Smart Moves


How well we cope with the things that life throws at us is a key factor in determining our well-being.   Helping young people to build resilience increases their chances of making a successful transition from junior to secondary school and beyond.

We help young people to build resilience through our work in schools and youth clubs as well as special programmes.

Smart Moves Programme -Building Resilience

Smart moves is a programme of evidence-based short sessions to give young people small learn-able skills (Smart Moves) that increase resilience. It is a flexible resource deliverable in a variety of formats to meet the needs of the school.  You can browse the resources online at Flipsnack.

Smart Moves is an engaging, interactive and easy to use programme for the classroom which has been developed in consultation with teachers and young people and is based on the Resilience Framework (Hart and Blincow) and the school resources developed and published with Hove Park School, Boing-boing and YoungMinds.

Click here to book your place on a Smart Moves Training Course

The training explains the theory behind the material and how to deliver the programme. Thanks to grant funding we are able to offer Surrey based training free of charge this academic year as well as a limited fund to cover student books. Teacher packs include full lesson plans, material lists and resources for staff.

For other areas in the UK the cost of the Smart Moves books and teacher packs is £1.50 – £2 per book plus delivery. Books can be ordered once training has been completed. For more information on Smart Moves, arrranging local training and training cost please contact us at

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Smart Moves equips young people with a range of “smart moves” they can make when things get tough. Thus increasing the protective factors in their lives andhelping them to thrive.

Smart Moves topics from the Resilience Framework

The Smart Moves Programme helps students to develop life long resilience which helps address some common anxieties when transitioning from year 6 to year 7. Using consistent language and models across the school phases helps young people to embed the newly learned resilience skills.

More Information

If you would like more information about the programme or how your school can register please contact

Funded by the Surrey Child and Adolescent Mental Health Transformation Programme
In partnership with Brighton University Centre for Health Research and boing-boing

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