Welfare at school

Teacher Development Program

School Welfare Project

The project called “Welfare at School” is receiving a grant of EUR 171 895.00. The total amount of co-financing is co-financed in 85% from the funds received from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Grants and in 15% from the state budget. The aim of the project, which we will be implementing with the Icelandic partner Art of Living Iceland, is to develop and implement innovative educational methods and tools on mental resilience for teachers and school children, and to conduct pilot studies, a report and recommendations During the two-year project, with the participation of at least 110 teachers.

Numerous studies show that there is a high demand for the implementation of development programs for teachers in terms of mental resilience. Burnout among this group is a serious problem, both social and pedagogical. Taking on the frustration of students and parents, long-term, chronic stress and a sense of loneliness, without the possibility of receiving institutional support, leads to professional burnout. On top of that, there are difficult working conditions, a lack of teaching aids, pressure from superiors and low wages.

The “Welfare at school” project aims to develop and implement innovative educational methods and tools on mental resilience for teachers and school children and to conduct pilot studies, reports and recommendations during a 2-year project with the participation of at least 110 teachers. The final beneficiaries are teachers in training, people working with children, school children and parents. Indirect beneficiaries are teachers, school staff, institutions supporting school education and educators.

About the project

During the training in Kombornia in October 2022, it was possible to gather a group of experts and teachers involved in the project. As a result of the week-long training, a number of multimedia educational materials were created for teachers to use in their work. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the educational materials on our



As part of the project, the following were developed:

  • Mental Resilience Guide for School Teachers
  • multimedia training package for teachers, tools and exercises for teachers to work with each other
  • Pilot Teacher Training Research and Analysis Report, Recommendations and Articles
  • two booklets with exercises for primary school children and instructions for teachers, people working with children and parents

When developing the above-mentioned results, we use various concepts from all over the world to make them tailored to different people (teachers, people working with children, children) and their current needs at every stage of life. The resulting educational programs and tools are to be diverse, comprehensive and flexible. Then each teacher and child will be able to choose what suits them best at a given moment.

Adopted methodology

As part of the project, we use the following concepts and methods:


Neuroscience for Teachers

exercises to build a sense of security and emotional stability



physical exercises to release tension from the body, calm and relax



physical, stress-relieving and energizing exercises



improving self-esteem, managing emotions



tapping method, learning to accept emotions


NVC: Nonviolent Communication

communication based on respect, kindness and empathy


Positive and Cognitive Psychology

Psychological tools for building mental well-being


Relaxation & Meditation

Mindfulness practice to support distance building and regeneration


Positive Discipline

how to work systemically with the classroom to maximize student collaboration


Breathing exercises

Exercises That Boost Immunity and Build Calm Through Breathing



exercises supporting the identification and reduction of stressors, analysis of areas where mental resilience resources can be built

Project Partners

Our partner in the project is Art of Living Iceland from Reykjavik. It is an international organization with programs and workshops for personal development, including elements of yoga, meditation, breathing techniques and practical knowledge that leads to the elimination of stress and the improvement of the quality of life. More than 30 million people around the world have participated in the workshop so far. All the activities of Art of Living have one goal in common: to improve health and increase the level of happiness.