What is iheart?

iheart is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping young people uncover their innate resilience and mental wellbeing.

Our dedicated Scottish team are committed to making a difference to the resilience and mental wellbeing of Scotland’s young people.

iheart Scotland provides a range of specialised services and programmes on mental health education, resilience and wellbeing for:


Children and Young people


Educators, School Staff and Senior Leaders


Youth/Community Workers


Parents and Families

We take a collaborative approach to working with you so that all our interventions are relevant to you, your people, your school, your organsation, your setting.

Since January 2018..

7236

Young people have participated
in the iheart programme

227

Schools, organisations & groups have run iheart programmes

Schools, organisations & groups have run iheart programmes

390

Educators have completed the iheart Wellbeing Course

Educators have completed the iheart Wellbeing Course

525

Teachers/Facilitators have trained to deliver iheart programmes

Teachers/Facilitators have trained to deliver iheart programmes

14

Countries in which iheart has been taught

Countries in which iheart has been taught

Student testimonials

Interested in iheart Scotland’s Wellbeing Programmes for Young People, Educators, Parents, Youth Leaders and Communities

Our Team:

Sonia Grant

A passionate educator, trainer and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working in education, Sonia plays a key role in leading iheart’s work in Scotland. Having previously held senior pastoral care roles working with behavioural and additional support needs for children, Sonia also worked as a National Trainer for Sportscotland. An avid golf player, Sonia challenges anyone to a wee game on one of Scotland’s many bonnie courses, when she and her Scottish colleagues are taking a short break from fulfilling the vision of taking iheart into as many schools as possible.

Babs Shearer

An engineer by first profession, Babs soon discovered her passion for education and subsequently spent the past twenty years educating young people through her own tuition business. While she has also trained as a counsellor and an academic life coach, it is her openness to explore the human experience that allows her to touch people’s lives through sharing the iheart programme. When she isn’t engaged in teaching iheart in Scotland, she can be found nipping out for a cheeky coffee or walking her naughty Tibetan Terrier.

Karen Auld

A highly experienced Learning and Talent Development Consultant, Karen is also a qualified facilitator and coach who has dedicated her career to enabling individuals and teams to be their very best selves. Her quest to understand the true source of human potential, performance and wellbeing has led her to iheart and in collaboration with her iheart colleagues in Scotland, Karen combines many years of experience in commerce, operations and programme delivery to bringing the iheart vision to fruition.

Marie Luecci

Fluent in Italian and Spanish, spoken of course with a strong Scottish lilt, Marie’s long and varied career in education has enabled her to deliver numerous continuing professional development programmes throughout all educational sectors at home and abroad. She also advises on curriculum content and design to national bodies and has always been deeply passionate about supporting the health and wellbeing of young people. Marie now uses her skills and experience to support the development of new materials to further support iheart’s innovative curriculum.

“I used to feel stressed and worried all the time and now I’m more relaxed”

Pupil, Alva Primary School

“Pupils use terms such as ‘resilient’ and ‘wellbeing’ in conversations – particularly ‘restorative conversations’ following conflict. I have also noticed some pupils taking more responsibility for their own emotions and reactions.”

Teacher, Oxgang Primary School

“I’m able to understand and manage my emotions better and I’m less paranoid and more myself ”

Pupil, Oxgang Primary School

“I now feel better equipped to think logically and make positive decisions for myself and others.”

M Watson, DHT

“I’m still concerned about Covid-19 and returning to work…but it’s no longer having the same impact on my wellbeing.”

J Gentles, PT

“Life changing!”

M Ramsay, PT Pupil Support

Read Our Impact Report

Get in touch

Give us a call on 07980 389382 or email infoscotland@iheartprinciples.com



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Charity no. 1173025. Scottish Charity Number SC050190


Staff/Educators Wellbeing Webinar Series
This is a foundation course in the iheart approach to resilience and wellbeing supporting all those who work with children, young people and families. It is suitable for anyone wanting to learn how to effectively look after their own mental health and wellbeing.

iheart Curriculum 10-18 years - Preventative mental health programme for young people
This unique contribution to the field of young people’s preventative mental health education is built on the premise that we have everything we need inside us. The programme is delivered over the course of 11 sessions each with its own clear learning objective and a mix of interactive discussions, activities, self-reflections, summary slides, animations, videos and group exercises.

Organisational and Whole School Wellbeing Strategy, Youth Work and Community
Our preventative mental health, resilience and wellbeing programmes are designed for young people, teachers / educators, parents and community leaders. A bespoke combination of programmes can be implemented to create a mentally healthy organisation by supporting young people and staff so that all can realise their innate wellbeing.