A bit about Us

WHO (World Health Organisation) defines positive mental health as
‘a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to their community.’

At Trick Box we believe that individuals of all ages can positively influence their own wellbeing and thrive by developing personal Happy Life Habits to get the most from life whilst navigating life’s challenges and change, both in the here and now and for the future.

All we need are a few tricks up our sleeves!

About Trick Box
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Trick Box programmes are designed to help individuals of all ages to develop practical, real-time, personal habits and skills to:

Our habit-building, solution-based resources are wellbeing-focused and follow DFE guidance.

We asked teachers, leaders, children, young people, parents and carers about their needs and built their suggestions into our programmes.

Our Trick Box programmes are:

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Created by Social Scientist, personal and performance coach, author and trainer Suzanne Miles, all our Trick Box programmes are built around the evidence-based resources, strategies and research into our Early Years, Primary and parent/carer programmes with objective studies conducted by Bournemouth University Psychology Department in 2012, 2016 and 2018/19 using research data from over 1,000 children and 200 parents.

2018-19 Senior Lecturer Dr Ching Yu Huang  Effectiveness of Trick Box Early Years + Primary Resources
“Scientific research shows that having the ability to manage emotions and make constructive choices about our responses to life events, has important long-lasting implications on one’s mental wellbeing and adjustment. It is a pleasure to see a well-designed and accessible teaching programme work so well.”

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Senior lecturer Dr Andrew Mayers

2012 The descriptive data show clear improvements in important life skills, such as confidence, assertiveness, coping skills, mood and anxiety.

2016 As a psychologist, specialising in mental health, I am a huge advocate of the power of early intervention. It is likely that Trick Box (previously Innervision Coaching) has helped prevent the onset, or re-emergence of anxiety and mood problems in many individuals.


OFSTED 2011 (Children’s Centre BCP Council)
Making a real difference to the lives of local families. Parents praise these courses and comment how beneficial they have found them in reducing feelings of social isolation and low self-esteem.

OFSTED 2015 (School based – Skills and Learning Project and Partnership)
Learners acquire greater awareness of how to manage their health and well-being and cope with the difficulties they face.

We hope you enjoy our programmes.

Please feel free to contact us to find out more.