Our Academy

In the Little Lions Academy we educate and employ local role models as mental health coaches in the community they are living in. This 12-week program combines the training of practical skills with theory taught by experts with a psychology/coaching background.

Mental health coaches that have walked through life in the same shoes as the children.

During 12 sessions candidates go through the Academy in which they are trained as mental health coaches. They learn the most important psychology basics, get facilitator training and learn all the Little Lions workshops by heart.


Who better to teach children about emotions than role models that have walked through life in their shoes


Academy candidates are between 20 and 35 years old


Trained by experts life child psychologists, facilitators and life coaches to be prepared as mental health coaches hosting workshops for children in their own community.

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If you’re interested in becoming a partner, joining Little Lions or simply finding out more, please get in touch!


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South Africa

19 Glynville Terrace

Gardens, Cape Town


The Netherlands

Jacob van Lennepstraat 15O

1053 HA Amsterdam