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Bloom is a free UK-wide programme that supports young people’s mental health resilience. The programme equips young people with the tools and knowledge to maintain their mental health through life’s transitions, both now and in the future.

We chat with Arlene, Donna and Anne about the work of Bloom in Thurso High School

Have a listen to find out about Thurso High School’s experience with the Bloom programme, and how it has benefitted not only the pupils, but also the wider network of teachers and families.



Supporting Young People

Young people with greater levels of resilience are better able to identify their stressors and navigate the changes and challenges in their lives in a mentally healthy way. Research has shown that providing early preventative support can help to avoid deterioration in a young person’s mental health.

That’s why our team, at Mental Health UK, created Bloom. A UK-wide programme for 14-18-year-olds that focuses on supporting and building mental health resilience.

It’s thanks to the fundraising efforts of Lloyds Banking Group that we can offer Bloom to schools and colleges for free.

The Bloom Programme

A crucial part of Bloom is how we work with staff in schools and colleges. Over eight sessions, our Bloom Training Associates support staff to deliver the programme to students. With designated staff continuing the future delivery of the programme, Bloom will positively impact the lives of more young people and leave behind a legacy within your school for years to come.

Topics covered include:

Watch our series of animated videos for an insight into the Bloom programme and how we explore some of these topics.

Online Teacher Training

Sign up for a free training session on our website.

The online training is delivered through an easy-to-use platform where you can engage with other teaching staff as well as our expert mental health training associates. Once you have attended the training, you will receive the following resources allowing you to facilitate the resilience sessions in your school or college:

We share a list of frequently asked questions and requirements here.

Online Resources for Parents and Guardians

Wanting to have a conversation with a young person about mental health, but just don’t feel confident enough to do so?

The Bloom Resource Library contains tools and resources to help parents and guardians confidently engage in conversations about mental health, emotional wellbeing and resilience.

Get In Touch

Contact our Bloom Engagement Officer for Scotland, Hannah Dibnah:

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