News & Developments

matrix Standard accreditation by the DfE

iheart Academy, the training division of the non-profit organisation iheart, has recently received accreditation from the matrix Standard. The matrix Standard is the Department for Education’s international quality standard for the delivery of high-quality information, guidance and advice (IAG). Receiving this accreditation at the first time of asking demonstrates iheart’s [...]

Unlocking Resilience – your psychological vaccine

The 2nd iheart virtual conference, which took place on March 1st 2021, was aimed at helping parents navigate the mental health impact of these challenging times on their children and families. The event featured prominent researchers, authors and global thought leaders who addressed the uncertainty, fear and anxiety which, exactly one [...]

Study: iheart proves successful during Covid-19

In early 2020, just prior to the onset of the global pandemic, iheart received a grant from the National Lottery to strengthen our research and evaluation process and help build the evidence base for the efficacy of our programmes. iheart used part of the funding to engage Youthsight, the largest [...]

Endorsement from Education Scotland iheart

We are delighted to announce that Education Scotland has endorsed iheart’s Wellbeing Course of Educators. This noteworthy endorsement is awarded for programmes that can demonstrate clear articulation with Scotland’s national model of professional learning. Endorsement provides those who commission programmes, as well as those engaging in professional learning, assurance that [...]

First iheart academic paper

iheart is delighted to announce the publication of an academic paper in the prestigious Journal of Public Mental Health. “Evaluation of the iheart mental health education programme on resilience and wellbeing of UK secondary school adolescents” was co-authored by leading academics Professors Anthony Kessel and Thomas Kelley, and Doctors Andrew Solomon and Rosalyn Collings, with assistance and input from Charlotte Monnickendam and Brian Rubenstein.

The purpose of this paper is to present the findings of a preliminary study conducted two years ago based on the iheart Programme for Young People to a cohort of secondary school pupils from across several schools in the UK. The study observed that taken together, the quantitative and qualitative results are highly encouraging, highlighting how key mental wellbeing indicators such as impulse control and emotional resilience provided positive findings. The paper concluded that “iheart may be a promising new intervention offering a step change in mental health education for improving resilience, mental wellbeing and the ability for participants to navigate psychological challenges.”

It is our hope that this paper will lead to further studies which provide more precise outcomes and in-depth analysis of the efficacy of iheart’s work with young people, which has evolved significantly since this initial study was conducted. Developing partnerships with leading research institutions such as The Anna Freud Centre and CORC (Child Outcomes Research Consortium) demonstrate our significant commitment to continue to build a meaningful, sustainable evidence base for our work.

We did it! Together we raised over…

£367,000 from our 'This Mental Health Crisis Demands a Solution' fundraising campaign. Our campaign was an amazing demonstration of collective generosity, extraordinary goodwill and the absolute best of the human spirit. We are so grateful to the 1370 donors from around the world who partnered with us in our mission [...]

Roaring Resilience from Year 8 Pupils

Since September, Year 8 Christ's College pupils have engaged wonderfully with the iheart #mentalhealth and #wellbeing curriculum. Pupils have received one hour workshops per week and have developed a deep, paradigm shifting understanding of their mental wellbeing, psychological system and how to deal with different situations. Arron Poole, Head of [...]

Ofsted mentions iheart programme

The most recent OFSTED report from Christ’s College Finchley School states, “The iheart initiative in Year 9 helps pupils cope with pressure and develop resilience (March, 2020).” Mr. Samson Olusanya, Head Teacher of Christ’s College emphasises that “the impact of the iheart programme has been significant enough to merit an [...]

iheart TV commercial and news feature

iheart launches our first TV commercial on UKLOCAL TV - if you missed it watch here iheart is making a difference (TV Ad) We were also featured in the 6PM NEWS on UKLOCAL TV Birmingham (Freeview 7, Virgin 159, and Sky 117). When Terry Rubenstein was interviewed with the Assistant Head [...]

Mental Wellness Training for 450 Staff Members

The mental health crisis enveloping our society, and particularly our young people, is increasing significantly due to COVID-19. Many schools are finding that the disruption to the traditional classroom moving to a digital platform is increasing the anxiety and stress levels in both teachers and students. In part-response to these …

New Online Facilitator Training

Our global team is expanding! Train to become an iheart facilitator and make a difference to how our young people are educated about their mental health…. Be part of the step change to help our next generation uncover their own innate wellbeing and resilience. The Autumn/Winter training will be conducted …

Live Q&A on Mental Health Matters

Award winning website and Instagram profile, Kensington Mums are hosting a live Q&A tonight between Debbie Fisher, who is a senior faculty leader and iheart trainer along with Dina Maktabi, mumpreneur and founder of Kensington Mums. The Kensington mums website commands an audience of over 48,000 affluent London based mothers. …

Hollywood Actor becomes iheart ambassador

We are delighted to announce that Hollywood Actor, Julian Lewis Jones, joins iheart as an official ambassador. Julian is best known for his roles in the films INVICTUS, JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE BANK JOB and MR. JONES, and the TV series, STELLA.   As a father, Julian acknowledges how many of …

USA iheart facilitator training

Are you inspired to help solve the mental health crisis in our youth? The iheart principles are being shared across the globe via a world class resiliency programme that gets to the source of mental wellness. On Thursday 14th @ 10am EST (3pm UK time), Jeremy Bogush will be hosting a …

Free Webinar for Parents

Help! The Kids are Driving Me … Parenting Survival Guide for Cracking Covid-19 Following on from our very successful global virtual conference, iheart hosted 3 streamlined talks aimed specifically for parents during this stressful and disruptive time. We were delighted to have actor & iheart ambassador -  Julian Lewis Jones - introduce the [...]

Nordic iheart facilitator training

Are you inspired to help solve the mental health crisis in our youth? The iheart principles are being shared across the globe via a world class resiliency programme that gets to the source of mental wellness. On Wednesday 13th May @ 5pm UK time, 6pm Norway/Sweden and 7pm Finland, Jeremy …

iheart partnered with CCRI virtual conference

Mental health is a leading concern during this COVID-19 pandemic as our lives are disrupted beyond comprehension. Most of us are touched by some form of worry, depression, anxiety, stress and fears for the future. iheart are delighted to be speaking at the forthcoming CCRI online conference to over 200 …

Subsidised One-to-One Sessions for Young People

This is a difficult time, especially for our children and we are here to help. iheart is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic by offering subsidised one-to-one online sessions for our youth. Our experienced iheart facilitators will connect with each child. During their 45-minute live session (via Zoom) we will explore …

Hugely Successful Conference

1200 people from over 25 countries, including mental health experts, educators, parents and young people from around the world signed up for London-based mental health charity iheart’s (Innate Health Education and Resilience Training) FREE two-day virtual conference ‘Finding Emotional Freedom in Lockdown’ on 1st& 2nd April. Pulled together in just …

Free Mental Health Conference

iheart launches free virtual conference to strengthen mental health during the global pandemic 1st& 2nd April: London-based Mental Health Charity launch online event to help global community ‘Find Emotional Freedom in Lockdown’ As we head into the increasingly uncertain and unchartered waters of the covid-19 pandemic, London-based mental health charity iheart (Innate …

A letter from iheart

We have everything we need inside us – a message that is relevant now more than ever.  We are most certainly living in the most extraordinary times. Our ways of operating in the world have been suddenly and jarringly disrupted. All of humanity is readjusting to new realities as the …

iheart comes to New Zealand

iheart training has never been offered in Asia-Pacific. That’s about to change as the iheart team prepares to travel to Wellington, New Zealand to run an Academy Level 1 Training Course for 15 facilitators. The Course is being held in Wellington at Te Auaha, NZ Institute of Creativity. Once certified, …

Generous Grant Received for 3 local schools

Mental health is an increasingly well talked about subject. But effective solutions continue to evade many, especially our young people. Thanks to a very generous Jewish Child’s Day grant, a pioneering and highly impactful approach to resilience and mental health education has now been made available to a large cohort …

Ian Russell Official iheart Ambassador

We are delighted to announce that Ian Russell, Mental Health Campaigner, BBC Film & Television Director and Founder of the Molly Rose Foundation is now an official Ambassador for iheart. Ian Russell is the father of Molly, a 14-year-old Harrow schoolgirl who took her own life in November 2017. After …

Academy Training in Spain

We have just completed our first iheart Academy (Level 1) Facilitator Training Course in Costa Blanca, Spain. Over the course of four hard-working days, participants were taken through the iheart curriculum – session by session – as if they were the students. Each session was followed by a debrief and …

2019 Highlights & Happy Holidays

It has been a tremendous year for iheart, a year in which we have made great strides in our mission as a charity to help young people, especially those who are vulnerable and at-risk, uncover their innate resilience and mental wellbeing. To give you a glimpse of what has been [...]

National Lottery Research Funding Received

iheart is delighted to announce the significant award of National Lottery funding to conduct much-needed independent research into the impact of our schools’ resilience programme on young people. The funding enables us to partner with Youthsight – the UK’s leading research company within the youth market – to evaluate our …

Funding Award, Heathrow Community Trust

We are delighted to have been awarded a recent grant to deliver our Schools Resilience programme to a large number of vulnerable and disadvantaged children. This generous donation comes from Heathrow Community Trust’s Projects for Young People and will allow us to share the iheart programme with 3 schools in …

Welcome new iheart facilitators!

On December 16th, 30 facilitators who had travelled from far and wide to participate in the iheart Academy Level 1 Facilitator Training Course completed the three-month programme. They have now joined the ranks of the 250 plus practitioners and teachers who have become certified iheart facilitators over the past two …

iheart invited to House of Commons

Planning for the future of Young People’s Mental Health at the House of Commons iheart invited to join the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit & Healthy Childhood We were delighted to recently be invited to the House of Commons for an important reception to launch “A Mental Health Charter …

Team iheart Scotland, the Brave!

Read on for a really interesting Q & A with Sonia Grant, Lead Facilitator in Scotland. Who is team iheart Scotland? When we first started about a year ago, it was just myself and Marie, shortly followed by Babs and Karen.  There are now 12 of us and we make …

Children & Young People Now Awards

This past Thursday evening, iheart was privileged to attend the prestigious ‘Children & Young People Now Awards’ at the Hurlingham Club. iheart’s Resilience Programme for Schools was nominated for an award in the Mental Health and Wellbeing category. These awards have become the gold standard in the UK for anyone and …

iheart aims to reach 200 children in S.A.

Bev Willcocks trained to become an iheart facilitator in May last year and is already delivering the iheart schools programme with great impact in public schools in the challenging environment of deprived areas near Cape Town, South Africa. Bev recently ran two successful groups at Khayamandi High in Stellenbosch with …

Terry Rubenstein on World Mental Health Day

In light of World Mental Health Day, here is a personal message from Terry Rubenstein, Co-Founder of iheart and best selling author on #WMHD. Here at iheart we have a vision where all young people learn to access their innate wellbeing and potential, empowering them to become resilient adults and contributing …

iheart’s Record breaking fundraiser – £260,000 in 36 Hours!

The team at mental health charity iheart (Innate Health, Education and Resilience training) was both inspired and touched by the extraordinary success of the epic 36-hour crowdfunding campaign A Mental Revolution for Our Children which raised an astonishing £260,000 this past Sunday and Monday (15/16th September). A team of over 60 dedicated staff, …

iheart raising vital funds for young people’s mental health

Charity’s bid to help 50,000 children by raising £200,000 in 36 hours September 2019 – London – Dedicated North London mental health charity iheart (Innate Health, Education and Resilience training) is gearing up for its very first 36-hour crowdfunding campaign A Mental Revolution for Our Children. Taking place on Sunday …

Addressing Mental Health, Not Mental Illness

Last week we welcomed another 16 trainee facilitators into the iheart centre with a shared vision of developing the skills and capability to educate young people about their innate mental health and resilience. Over the past 18 months, we have trained over 230 teachers, educators, youth workers and mental health professionals, …

Ian Russell’s moving talk launches iheart Campaign

A passionately committed group of iheart friends and supporters attended the intimate #mentalhealthrevolution event held at our North London Centre this past Sunday. As well as hearing from students and teachers championing iheart’s impactful work, guests were inspired and moved by BBC film producer, mental health activist and guest speaker, Ian …

National Association of Headteachers Conference

iheart recently had the privilege to deliver an extremely well-attended workshop at the annual Inspiring Leaders Conference in Birmingham, in association with the NAHT. Over 1200 Headteachers from across the UK gathered to hear an array of keynote speakers addressing topics that spanned innovation, leadership, future trends, technology and, our passion – mental health in young people.

iheart Programme at Derech Emunah

By Alysson Thomas, School Counselor Resilience. Noun. The power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. Ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy. Derech Emunah just entered the third week of teaching a school-wide programme …

Year 8 pupils benefit from Grant Funding

As a result of a generous grant received, we have just started a new programme in Ashcroft High School in Luton to a cohort of 60, Year 8 pupils, many of whom are struggling with a range of emotional, mental health and personal issues.

Are you inspired to run the marathon?

You have until this FRIDAY 3rd May 5pm to enter the ballot and run for iheart! What are you waiting for? Take on the challenge The 2020 Marathon is on Sunday 26th April… Once you’re entered you’ll have to wait until around mid-October for the results of the ballot.…/h…/ballot-entry/Good luck!!

Re.think your own marathon of life

Please join Terry Rubenstein and Jodie Moss on Tuesday May 7th at the iheart centre and meet our own mental health champion – Jodie Moss, who has just come 8th female in the toughest footrace on earth – the Marathon Des Sables.

In 2015, Jodie was mentally and physically paralysed by depression, and attempted to take her own life with an overdose. “I didn’t want to die but I didn’t know how to live,” says current PhD researcher Jodie. “I hit rock bottom”

Her road to recovery has been helped through the core understanding iheart shares- an education of where mental health and resilience are found for all people – no matter what.

iheart Report | Quarter 1, 2019

Our match-finding campaign will take place on July 7th where we have set ourselves the target of raising £400,000 in 48 hours with our #MentalHealthRevolution. We believe that no child should be left behind when it comes to mental health. And because our programme is working, we know that no child needs to be left behind. So we are getting ready to launch the most important fundraising campaign in our short history which will enable us to further the ground-breaking work and extraordinary results that iheart has already seen over the past 2 years.

Uncovering Resilience in the Next Generation

A 1-day Conference for educational leaders, teachers, policy makers, social workers and local authority workers in the field of education, youth, community and mental health work. To solve any recurring problem, you need to address it at source. This event is not about becoming more aware of these problems – it is about understanding them at source and finding sustainable solutions. Stress, worry, anxiety, self-image, social media, violence and knife crime are just some of the enormous issues facing our young today.

iheart in the Ring

On April 13th Richard will be taking part in the HitClub charity boxing match to raise money for iheart. We are grateful for your support Richard and wish you well in the ring!HitClub is a Social Charitable Movement set up to raise funds for incredible charities. They put the guys through an intense training camp where individuals become a team pushing one another to get in the best possible physical and mental state to compete for the Annual Boxing Event.​

The next iheart facilitator training course takes place in May/June 2019, London

Are you inspired to help solve the mental health crisis facing our youth?Are you motivated to help turn the whisper of innate resilience into a war cry that all our young people can hear?The upcoming iheart facilitator training will enable you to develop the confidence and skills to deliver a world class resilience programme, with numerous online and hardcopy resources as well as ongoing webinar support.

Employment is key to addressing knife crime, say three youth organisations

Access to work, and access to community youth services must be provided if we are to tackle youth crime

The Government’s new funding, promised in the Spring Statement, must be aimed at root causes of youth crime. Movement to Work, iheart & London Youth are calling on employers to provide more opportunities for all young people and for Government to reinvest in the UK’s youth services. Providing a future through positive mentorship, hope and ambition will have the greatest impact

From Depression to the Desert Race – How one girl healed then took the step to instill mental health in others

  Donate   Jodie is running 6 marathons in 6 days for young people’s mental health on April 5th 2019. On 24th December 2015, Jodie woke up not knowing how she was going to manage another day. Mentally and physically paralysed by depression, Jodie attempted to take her own life …

Meet Jeremy

I am talking to a lot of people who are all concerned about their teenage kids. Whether it is knife crime, bullying, social media. We have an educational curriculum that is educating children on these topics. We have a new language in mental health.

Making Kids Superpowerful

Lara Noik and Tova Goldstein are extremely busy professionals, wives, and mothers, but despite all their commitments they are plotting a revolution. “We want to take over the world…starting with Glenhazel,” jokes Goldstein. Both qualified social workers, the two are energised and motivated to do far more than is possible in a day because they have a calling: to address the mental health crisis affecting adolescents.

Hear from Jamie Rogers, Associate Head teacher at Welldon Park Primary, where we just finished sharing the iheart Schools Programme …

I wanted to take the time to write and express just how fantastic your team have been here at Welldon Park Primary School over the last 10 weeks. I had the pleasure to watch one of the sessions last week and the impact of the work has been incredible. In …

Meet Jo. The lady behind our Children’s Mental Health Campaign.

Meet Jo The lady behind our Childrens Mental Health Campaign. “I’m on a mission! I am a mum and I get it! I get how hard life seems… for both a parent and child… but when you zoom out, and see life for what it actually is. It’s all ok! …

We are impacting. We are making a difference. We are turning the tide.

Day 5 We are impacting We are making a difference We are turning the tide We have a 10 session programme that works In 2 years iheart have trained 150 facilitators Reached 2000 children Our vision is to help every child understand their own innate health and wellbeing Get involved …

We can’t stop the digital age. But we can make a change.

  Day 4  Instagram helped kill my daughter Fortnite kidnapped my son We can’t stop this digital age But we can make a change Anger Isolation Addiction Depression Only come from ONE place Let’s give our children the POWER

We live in a world of thought

Day 3  We live in a world of thought. Our thoughts create our feeling Our thoughts create our experience Our thoughts create our life We are not victims We are not bound by circumstance We are free Join the Revolution A new language in mental health.

Our children are NOT broken

Day 2   Children are NOT fragile. They are NOT broken. Though they will sometimes feel hurt and sore… Children have resilience We have a perfect psychological system designed for life. We already have everything we need. Its time to re.think mental health

We need to re.think mental health

Day 1 We need to re.think mental health We need to be revolutionary We need to educate We have a vision of HOPE for our children. Instead of focusing on a million dreams… lets focus on one dream, where every single one of our children learn about their inbuilt mental …

iheart Quarterly Report

It matters to us that we share what is happening in the world of iheart. So please click below to read the iheart Quarterly Report detailing our recent developments, progress, impact and learnings across the entire organisation.

Mental health: One in four young women struggling

Imagine if there was a programme that helps children see where their feelings of depression and anxiety are really coming from. Imagine if this pointed them back to their wellbeing and resilience.
Imagine if this programme was available to every child in every school and every student in every university. This is the vision of iheart. Lets see the step-change in these shocking statistics; so that 1 in 4, becomes 1 in 5, 1 in 6, 1 in ….

From Depression to the Desert Race

On 24th December 2015, Jodie woke up not knowing how she was going to manage another day. Depression is paralysing. Jodie didn’t want to die but she didn’t know how to live.

With support from the Innate Health Centre and therapy, Jodie progressed into one of the strongest warriors we know. In April, she will be running the toughest foot race on earth – a 250km run across the Sahara Desert – The Marathon des Sable.

iheart Impact Continues to Grow

In the space of ten very short months, the impact and growth of iheart has been remarkable. 750 young people across a variety of educational settings have participated in the programme while over 100 practitioners and teachers have been trained as certified iheart facilitators. New areas of delivery continue to emerge: the programme has been successfully run in a premiership football academy, in a London university, as well as in numerous secondary schools across the Greater London area.

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