This project is focused on stress, coping and quality of life in school children. Coping strategies are regarded as basic life skills that are necessary to stay healthy. Based on a previously studied training programme, this project aims at developing and testing a psycho-educational training programme on stress prevention and stress management, for grade 7 elementary school children (aged 10-11). The training programme will be presented by school nurses in the class-room setting. It encompasses cognitive coping strategies, relaxation exercises, social skills and school or work related skills. The training programme will be thoroughly developed by means of a qualitative study involving children, teachers and school nurses. Testing includes a randomized controlled trial of the efficacy on psychological stress, quality of life, stress-coping strategies, depressiveness, anxiety and school absence. In addition, a process-evaluation and a cost-analysis will be conducted. Future implementation is thus promoted.