Welcome to Thriving Futures! 😃

This website has been created to provide teachers, youth leaders and other educators with free high quality, engaging lesson plans/ resources to teach young people about looking after their mental health.


It will eventually have a number of different units but they will all link back to key techniques, loosely based on cognitive behavoural therapy, taught in the the core unit which deals with stress and self esteem.


Information contained in my PowerPoints is readily available on the internet already, but I have used by skills and years of experience teaching, to present the techniques in a format that is accessible to both students and teachers.


Materials are currently aimed at years 8/9 but as I develop Thriving Futures, I plan to introduce materials for younger students.  As the materials are in PowerPoint format, they are easily adaptable to any audience.


I have chosen to keep resources free as I firmly believe that all young people should be given access to good quality materials that will help them understand their own mental health and what they can do to look after it. 

By downloading my lessons, you are agreeing not to recreate my materials to make a profit. 

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." Maya Angelou

Rachel Symons, Author

Rachel Symons