Build Your Students Self-Esteem and Emotional Resilience with DESTY Training & Resilience Toolkit



"An excellent course and one that will inform my teaching in the future.
DESTY is an attractive and exciting programme to help my students unlock their worries and develop into more confident, more resilient and happier human beings!

Siobhan, Educator, Ireland


Engage with your student and help them to learn about themselves and develop social skills while having fun together.


Explore the world of feelings and support your student to manage and harness their feelings so they can reach their true potential.


Empower your students by teaching them problem-solving skills so they can build their resilience when faced with life’s challenges.

How Does DESTY Work?

We are Here to Support You!

  1. We offer a range of online training courses aimed at supporting you in your role as an educator carer to develop the self-confidence and emotional resilience of your students.
  2. Once you enrol on one of our courses a member of Team DESTY will be in touch to ensure that you have all the support you need starting off and throughout the course.
  3. For educators who decide to embark on the Certified DESTY Mentor Training course we will get you started on our award-winning DESTY Island programme and you will receive your DESTY Toolkit. Click Here for more details.

Our pilot study highlighted that 80% of children who used the DESTY® Island Programme improved their emotional wellbeing.


Reduce Child Anxiety by Building

This is a transformative online course that empowers you as an educator to develop the skills to build the confidence and self-esteem of your students while supporting them to reduce anxiety and manage stress levels.  

Designed and facilitated by educational psychologist and Founder of DESTY, Stephanie O’Malley, this course takes you through a range of simple yet powerful strategies that you can put into practice from the moment you embark on the course. It also includes some very practical downloadable worksheets that can be implemented with children of any age.

This online course can be completed in a participant’s own time and at their own pace.



Developing Children's Emotional Resilience

Developing Children’s Emotional Resilience

During this course you will be supported to understand your student’s brain development in very simple and practical terms and how different parts of the brain affect a student’s behaviour and the development of their social and emotional wellbeing. You will also learn about the crucial role of attachment and the significant impact that trauma can have on the development of your students social, emotional and mental wellbeing. You will learn very practical tools and strategies to support the development of your students emotional intelligence and resilience to help them cope effectively with life’s challenges and to realise their potential in life.

As part of this course package you will also receive a set of 52 beautifully illustrated DESTY Feeling Cards so you can start working (and have fun!) with your students as soon as you embark on the course.

This online course can be completed in a participant’s own time and at their own pace.



Certified DESTY Mentor Programme

The Certified DESTY Mentor Training course is an advanced skills development course that supports you to develop the skills and understanding to use our award-winning online DESTY Island Social and Emotional Wellbeing Programme at school with one or more of your students. As part of your training you will learn how to listen and communicate with your students so they will engage more fully with you. You will also learn how to guide them through the DESTY Island programme where they will learn about themselves, their feelings and how to harness their feelings especially when dealing with difficult life events that face them.

As part of this course package you will receive a pass for a student or a number of students to visit and explore our online DESTY Island and each student who takes part in the island programme also receives a DESTY Teddy and Workbook to complement the online programme.

This online course can be completed in a participant’s own time and at their own pace. There are a range of extra benefits to completing the Certified DESTY Mentor Programme. Click on the button below to find out more.



Hear what some of our educators that trained as Certified DESTY Mentors have to say:

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"I highly recommend the DESTY Mentor training as a Special Education Teacher. The programme is very child friendly, dealing with very important issues in a non-threatening and fun way, and implementing it reaps fantastic results for the child."

THERESA - Educator, Ireland

"The programme is perfectly structured and when trained as a Mentor it's very easy to navigate the online programme. I would highly recommend this programme as a perfect tool for any school who are looking for a fun, interactive and quality social and emotional programme."

LORRAINE - Educator, UK

"I can honestly say I always feel so empowered after the DESTY Mentor training course. It was taught in such a way that helps you to realise that you already have the skills necessary to work with DESTY. The training gave me the confidence and support to have that "can do" attitude, just like DESTY himself tells us."

SINEAD, Educator, Ireland