DESTY Online Training Courses


  • For Parents, Carers & Educators
  • Award-winning
  • Self-paced 
  • Accessible, Practical & Transformative 
  • Designed by an Educational Psychologist
  • Get the skills and tools you need to support the child in your life!

Reduce Child Anxiety by Building Self-Confidence
Online Course

What better gift can we give to children than the skills and support to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem, reducing anxiety and stress, enabling them to live happy and fulfilled lives? 

This transformative online course 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, each lesson takes you through a range of simple yet powerful strategies that you can put into practice from the moment you embark on the course.

Developing Children’s Emotional Resilience
Online Course

We all need resilience. It's what keeps us going in times of stress and helps us to overcome challenges and obstacles. Designed and facilitated by educational psychologist and Founder of DESTY, Stephanie O’Malley, this course is all about helping you to support children to develop resilience.  So that they can be the best they can be. 

During this course you will learn how a child's brain develops and how different parts of the brain can affect behaviour and mental health.  You will also learn very practical tools and strategies to support the development of children's emotional intelligence and resilience. 

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.

Certified DESTY Mentor Training
Online Course

Created by Educational Psychologist & DESTY Founder Stephanie O'Malley the DESTY Island Emotional Resilience Programme is a safe, fun, interactive world where children learn about themselves, their feelings and how to manage BIG emotions. Children visit DESTY Island online with their mentor who can be a parent, carer or educator.

This training course is the last step in becoming a DESTY Mentor. You will learn how to develop a secure, stable and committed relationship with a child while using the DESTY Programme. As part of your training you will also learn how to listen and communicate more effectively with children. 

Completion of this course gives you access to DESTY Island to use with one or more children (depending on the number of Child DESTY Island Passes you buy). The course also comes with the DESTY Resilience Toolkit including a DESTY Teddy and My DESTY Island Adventure Workbook.

How DESTY Helped Me & My Child

"I recently completed the Education DESTY Course on anxiety and self-confidence and it was utterly enlightening.

Every word could have been written specifically about my beautiful little boy. It made so much sense and since then I have completely changed my approach to his behaviour.

Understanding my son has been a gift and I now treat him with much more sympathy and patience. I just wish everyone could see him the way I do after doing the DESTY Course." 

Anne Reilly, Parent

Hear from our DESTY Mentors

We are thrilled with the feedback and testimonials that we received from the parents, educators and carers who have become Certified DESTY Mentors. Why not read what they have to say?

"Firstly, I would like to thank you all for this course. I love how it focuses on how my child feels and gives me a platform to explore this in a nurturing, safe and caring environment. It gives my child a voice and it gives us the chance to explore with DESTY while spending time together. I know I will always be able to refer back to DESTY to help us to all move forward."

CLARE LEAHY - Parent, Ireland

"I think this programme could benefit all children to understand their emotions and feelings but as a foster carer working with children who have suffered emotional trauma, I think it will be invaluable in helping my foster children to understand their emotions better and to help them become more resilient."

JULIE MURRAY - Foster Carer, UK

"This course was informative and transformative. The support was fantastic and I am already reaping the benefits with the young people I work with. The content was very relevant to my role in school, supporting some extremely challenging students. I would recommend DESTY to anyone working with children with social and emotional needs."

GILLIAN O'KEEFE - Educator, Ireland