Tools 2 Thrive – Book A – Pupil Digital Companion Page

As part of the Tools 2 Thrive programme, this digital page is designed to support you with more in-depth material which is available online about each topic or tool explored through the Tools 2 Thrive Book A programme.

Click on the lesson you are doing in class below for additional supplementary online activities, supporting videos and much more.

Select the lesson you are on for additional supplementary activities.

Lesson 1   |   Lesson 2   |   Lesson 3   |   Lesson 4   |   Lesson 5   |   Lesson 6  |   Lesson 7   |   Lesson 8

Lesson 1: How to Thrive

Lesson 1 – Online Article:
Psychologists find the key to a thriving life

This online article outlines recent research on thriving. Click on the image below for access.

Lesson 1 - VideoWatch:
Improving our neuroplasticity
| Dr. Kelly Lambert | TEDxBermuda

This TED talk is on the importance of our behaviours in improving our neuroplasticity and well-being – YouTube (0:19:41)

Lesson 1 – Online Article:
You Need These 7 Things to Thrive, Research Says

This online article outlines 7 research-based things to help you to thrive. Click on the image below for access.

Useful Orgaisations
in Ireland

If you are struggling with your mental health or well-being, always reach out for help from family and friends. These organisations may also be helpful.

  • Jigsaw: Mental health advice and support – online and in person – for young people aged 12 to 25 and for parents or concerned adults.
  • Childline: Ireland’s 24-hour listening service for young people up to the age of 18. Childline is a service from the ISPCC. Freephone 1800 666 666 or Text 50101 any time. Alternatively, you can Chat online at any time.
  • BeLonG To Youth Services: Support, information and groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland, their parents and carers, and other professionals.
  • Spunout: Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people. Articles and information for young people on many topics, including mental health. Free-text SPUNOUT to 50808 to chat with a trained volunteer, any time.
  • Samaritans: Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Call 116 123 anytime – for free.

Lesson 2: Soothe Your Survival Brain

Lesson 2 - Fight Flight Freeze:
Anxiety Explained For Teens | Anxiety Canada

This video by Anxiety Canada explains the fight, flight, freeze response – YouTube (0:02:41)

Lesson 2 – Online Article:
Fight / Flight / Freeze Response

This online article outlines 7 research-based things to help you to thrive. Click on the image below for access.

Lesson 2 – Online Article:
Relaxation techniques
- Harvard Health Publishing -

This online article explores the benefits of deep breathing to calm the stress response. Click on the image below for access.

Lesson 3: Tool 2: Activate Your Thriving Brain

Lesson 3 – Online Article:
The Science of Gratitude

This online article explores the science of gratitude and shares ideas for bringing more gratitude into your life.

Lesson 3 – Podcast:
The Verywell Mind Podcast

This 12-minute podcast explores some examples of harmful mental health messages from social media.

Lesson 3 – Online Article:
How to Build a New Habit: This is Your Strategy Guide.

This online article by James Clear outlines 5 steps for building a new habit.

Lesson 4: Tool 3: Boost Your Thriving Emotions

Lesson 4 – Online Article:
Boost Your Thriving Emotions.

This online article explores how we can achieve active inspiration in our lives.


Lesson 4 - Video/Watch;
Emotional Intelligence From a Teenage Perspective

This TED talk by teenager Maximillian Park explores the importance of understanding and accepting all our emotions in helpful ways. | TEDxYouth@PVPHS | Youtube (0:13:15)

Lesson 4 – Online Article:
10 Keys to Happier Living

This online article explores ways to boost your thriving emotions.


Lesson 5: Tool 4: Train Your Thoughts

Lesson 5 - Video/Watch;
Your brain is wired for negative thoughts. Here’s how to change it.

Your Brain is wired for Negative Thoughts. Watch this video outlining how our brains are wired for negativity. | University of California | Youtube (0:04:32)

Lesson 5 - Train Your Thoughts.

Read this online article
from Anxiety Canada which
outlines some common Thinking Traps.

Lesson 6: Tool 5: Embody Your Values

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Lesson 7: Tool 6: Believe in Yourself

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Lesson 8: It's Time to Thrive

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