Our children are taught algebra in school yet few will ever use algebra in their future lives. They are not consistently taught how to take care of or talk about their own minds, yet all will use their minds 24/7 and, at some point, feel anxious, overwhelmed or maybe find themselves in crisis. That’s why we created the A Lust for Life Schools Programme, a ‘Netflix’ style platform that enables our children to access engaging mental health content in an accessible, fun and scalable way.

About the Schools Programme

The A Lust For Life Schools Programme is an emotional wellbeing and resilience programme for children, developed with best practice in psychology, mindfulness and education.

A free of charge programme that is designed to equip children with the tools and skills to navigate the ups and downs of life by building:

  • Emotional Resilience
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Emotional Awareness

What’s Involved?

The Netflix style digital platform includes:

  • Lesson Plans & class activities
  • Video & animated content
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • A ‘Try It At Home’ Series

Supported by a Teacher Toolkit to share the educational, psychological context and cross-curricular links of the programme.

What’s Required?

All you need a screen, audio speakers and an internet connection.

Register on the homepage now to deliver the programme in your classroom.

Download the PDF

Teachers Feedback

“The topics were very current and the situations were very relatable to the children. The suggestions for questions to ask the children were very helpful and stopped me going off on a tangent.”

Lucy Bowen, St Killians School

“Overall the programme was great, I felt the students really related to it and engaged really well in the programme. They enjoyed the videos with different scenarios, very positive overall.”

Nuala Howley, Kilfenora N.S

“The content was very good, it discussed themes that were relevant to the children, the videos were great for kickstarting discussions and the lesson plans were well laid out.”

Catherine Kilcommons, St Louis SPS

“I really liked the current topics, videos, mindfulness videos and the resilience app. Thank you so much to everyone who has worked so hard on this programme, we were delighted to be a part of it.”

Maura Ní Thiarnaigh, An Mhodhscoil

“Parents have been in touch to say that as soon as the Lust for Life Programme began, they saw their children relax a little more. Isolation from their friends and activities has had the most impact on them. Lust for Life has given them the necessary tools to deal with the situation they find themselves in right now.”

Lorraine Ní Sceallaigh, Príomhoide, Gaelscoil an Choillín

“A great programme that empowers students to be in charge of their own well-being. The hands-on strategies are presented in an appealing manner and can be easily integrated as daily routines.”

Anke Caton, St Killians School