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Yewlands Academy


Thrive provides the tools, skills and insights needed to help children become more emotionally resilient

Grounded in established neuroscience, attachment theory and child development, the Thrive Approach has been developed over the past 25 years and draws on a wealth of experience in social work, psychotherapy and education. As a result of implementing the Thrive Approach, children and young people are better placed to engage with their learning and with life.


Feel free to view or download the booklets below.

My Anger Work through booklet

My Anxiety Work through booklet

My Grief Work through booklet

Self-esteem Work through booklet


What is Thrive?

  • Help with anxiety 
  • Help with emotional wellbeing 
  • Help to build self confidence 
  • Look at positive ways to manage emotions.
  • Help to manage behaviours in a calm manner.


Wellbeing Practitioners

Chrissy Candow - Wellbeing Lead/Counselling /DDSL and Medical Lead across the Trust

I have worked for Brigantia Trust for five years. I am Thrive Counsellor, fully trained Trauma Counsellor and Senior Medical Officer for the Trust . I am also a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

I work closely with the safeguarding team and offer Thrive on a 1-1 basis or group sessions.  I also other vulnerable support students, when necessary, running drop in sessions at lunch and break times.

Thrive gives students a chance to see positive relationships and works around emotional regulation.  I work around the fight, flight and freeze model.

I believe every child, given the correct support and tools, should be able to achieve their goals.  

I am supported in Thrive by my colleagues:


Sally Hipkiss – TA/Wellbeing Practitioner