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C-Do Project

We originally received funding to operate in two schools in the Vale of Glamorgan on a part time basis. However, as other local schools demonstrated significant interest, we were awarded a lottery grant to enable the project to be provided to secondary schools throughout the Vale of Glamorgan. The project was scaled up to provide intervention to year 10 and 11 pupils, without duplicating existing provision.

This project was previously funded by the Vale of Glamorgan Council Voluntary Action Scheme, and was funded by BIG Lottery Wales.

We have developed a resource pack for schools and teachers which can be made available for a cost, and can train teachers, teaching assistants and other support staff to deliver the the new version of C-Do, which is rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and uses DNA-v to inform learning outcomes. It has proven to be a successful programme that embeds self-regulation and self-management skills into young participants through psycho-social education.

C-Do- is rooted in positive psychology and is informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solutions Focussed Therapy (SFT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Contextual Behavioural Science (CBS) approaches. Some of the content is influenced by DNA-v, “The Thriving Adolescent” developed by Dr Hayes & Dr Ciarrochi.

If you are interested in having C-Do provided at your school, or you just require more information, then please contact us.


"We have seen a significant drop in referrals to the counsellors as a direct result of the work and support given to the students by Elevate."

SN Wellbeing Manager WHS

"It helped me to think more positively and if things don’t go well in life, try and resolve it by doing something different and not to give up"

AC (Girl Year 11)

"I found that talking through some issues and receiving genuine advice and learning things helped me be more positive in life"

CF (Girl Year 11)

"It helped me with my anxiety"

HR (Boy Year 9)

"I‘m just more happier now and it helped me to keep calm"

LH (Boy Year 10)

"It taught me to be myself and be more confident"

SA (Girl Year 10)

"In the C-Do Coaching pupils were asked to reflect on their issues and were encouraged to communicate their thoughts about how they could take ownership of improving their situations and to take ownership of the issues that needed addressing and set targets for themselves with the guidance of the C-Do Coach."

TY HOY BHS