Supporting Third Culture Kids'
Emotional and Mental Wellbeing



"DESTY is such a wonderful programme and should be implemented in all International Schools. The value is endless, it empowers children and gives them strategies to become resilient human beings. Such a wonderful tool to arm our students with to help them deal with the challenges of daily life." 

Paula Jensen - Safa International School, Dubai


Become a DESTY School, get access to our curriculum-based training programmes and connect with educators from around the world.


Discover new skills using
DESTY's practical Toolkit of award-winning learning toys and games.


Use your knowledge and skills to
empower your students to deal with life's
challenges with confidence and resilience.

How It Works

We provide your school with the guidance, evidence based training and practical tools your staff need to support your students to build their resilience, confidence and self-esteem.
DESTY supports the International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile and PSHE curriculum.

DESTY Works With:

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


Building Children's

This is a transformative online course that empowers educators to develop the skills to build the confidence and self-esteem of all students regardless of age or ability.

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

This is a self-paced online course so participants can complete it in their own time to fit their work and life schedules.



Developing Children's Emotional Resilience

Developing Children’s Emotional Resilience

During this course educators are supported to understand their 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, emotional and mental wellbeing. Educators will also learn about the crucial role of secure attachments and the impact that significant life transitions can have on the development of students social, emotional and mental wellbeing. You will learn very practical tools and strategies to support the development of your student’s 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 each enrolled educator will also receive a set of 52  beautifully illustrated DESTY Feeling Cards to enable them to start working (and have fun!) with students as soon as they embark on the course.

This is a self-paced online course so participants can complete it in their own time to fit their work and life schedules.



Certified DESTY Mentor Programme

The Certified DESTY Mentor Training course is an advanced skills development course that supports educators 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 students as part of an targeted and individualised intervention. As part of this training participants learn how to listen and communicate with students so they will engage more fully. Educators will also learn how to guide students 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 educators 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 your own time and at your 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.



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"DESTY is a brilliant tool to get the students thinking about all their emotions and why they are thinking that way. The training course was exceptional and support was available every step of the way. For those that are unsure about whether or not to try this training, please do it will open your eyes and your mind to greater things."

Safa International School, Dubai

"The DESTY Mentor Training has been a very enriching and rewarding experience for me as an educator. It has provided me with unique insights into the work of equipping children with a level of self-knowledge and self-esteem which will empower them to grow and thrive in our 21st century world. I am eager to put the training to good use with my students."

Brussels International School

"I think that DESTY is an amazing tool for so many students and by addressing their self-esteem or emotional challenges first they will automatically become more receptive learners. The DESTY mentor training is insightful, enjoyable and inspiring. The content covered has not only fully prepared me for delivering the DESTY programme but has had a great impact on my day to day teaching."

Safa International School, Dubai