Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Emotional Resilience with DESTY Training & Resilience Toolkit



"I have found that DESTY Island is a wonderful way to work with my child and to find out how he really feels, is coping, friendships and the list goes on.
I really value what I have learned through the DESTY Training course and feel my own self-esteem and confidence has benefited.

Julie, Parent, UK


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


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


Empower your child 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 a parent to develop your child’s self-confidence and emotional resilience.
  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 parents 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.

Reduce Child Anxiety by Building

This is a transformative online course that empowers you as a parent to develop the skills to build the confidence and self-esteem of your children 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 child’s brain development in very simple and practical terms and how different parts of the brain affect a child’s behaviour and the development of their social and emotional wellbeing. You will learn very practical tools and strategies to support the development of your child’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 you will also receive a set of 52 beautifully illustrated DESTY Feeling Cards so you can start working (and have fun!) with your child 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 home with your child or children. As part of your training you will learn how to listen and communicate more effectively with your child and 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.

As part of this course package you will receive a pass for your child to visit and explore our online DESTY Island and your child will also receive 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 parents that trained as Certified DESTY Mentors have to say:

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"I would highly recommend this course as it has helped me to understand my child on so many levels. The training was exceptional and course tutor was fantastic. Such a practical course and with so many simple tools that have already started to make a huge difference in our family life. The course has a great layout and structure and there is great support. Team DESTY really are with you every step of the way."

CLARE - Parent, Switzerland

"As a parent I think it really gets you thinking about what it is like for a child trying to manage their feelings, thoughts and demands from us and the world and the general noise all around them . This course was of huge value to us to be able to put some order on those feelings with our child while at the same time feeling better equipped to deal with our own feelings so we could be more empathetic and work to build our child’s resilience."

TOM - Adoptive Parent, Ireland

"This course really shined a spotlight on what is going on behind the scenes in my child's world while giving me the tools to help the situation. Now that I have the clarity I can deal with situations with a win-win outcome."

NIAMH - Parent, Switzerland