Petros - resilience for life - York, North Yorkshire


Making the difference between surviving and thriving

Resilient individuals have the capacity to respond and adapt to whatever comes their way. Even when emotions are high, they have the skills to keep perspective, think clearly, focus on the main issue and remain optimistic.

Resilient children flourish; resilient adults are rocks for children who have yet to develop their own resilience; resilient employees are productive and resilient businesses and organizations prosper.

And resilience can be taught…
Petros is a not-for-profit organization offering resilience training and courses. Dedicated to enhancing resilience for life. From childhood to adulthood, for individuals, families and organizations, resilience skills can make the difference between just surviving and positively thriving.

Assessment, training and coaching with individuals and groups.


What’s ON… What’s NEW? Training Programmes and Events

We offer a range of programmes and training for individuals and teams, creating more resilient, balanced and productive people.

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Challenge of Change 1-day course, Friday 22nd September, 2017 in Buckfast, Devon

“Insightful, inspiring, effective. Real life skills for the real world…”

Read Challenge of Change Founder Derek Roger’s interview on the creation of the programme and his latest book ‘Work Without Stress’.

Please check back in the future as we will be running new programmes.

Our Petros Resilient Children programme also ensures we can work with children and their parents to build more resilient young people, families and stronger communities.

Building resilience with Petros

Professor Jo Clarke - Petros - Resilience Training UK

Petros founder and co-director Professor Jo Clarke PhD

Petros - resilience training and courses for life

Resilience for Life

We work within schools, the wider community and the UK criminal justice system developing resilience in behaviourally challenging children and supporting their families.

Our child-centred interventions for young people, who may be struggling with demands of growing up in an ever more complex world, are supported by work with key adults in their lives.

For individual children discover more about our educational assessment.

For groups, learn more our popular resilience programme for years 7 – 10 and Year 11 Resilience Training for GCSE students.

Petros - Resilience for Business, York

Resilience for Business

Training and consultancy

See a dramatic reduction in sickness absence and a rise in performance and profitability.

Develop a resilient culture with resilient people. From individual assessments and coaching, to training an entire workforce and consultant of resilient practices – supporting the aims and profitability of your organization. Our training modules include:

Challenge of Change

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness for Managers

Professional Style and Impact

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Resilience Research

Evaluation of interventions and measuring psychological treatment effectiveness

Central to our values, we always aim to ensure that everything we do is as effective and sustainable as possible. As such, all aspects of our work are thoroughly evaluated.

In addition to being highly experienced practitioners, our core team also has an extensive academic background. This ensures access to the most up-to-date research, opportunities to bid for research funding and comprehensive knowledge of research design and methodology.