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Our vision is a world in which the development of mental health and emotional resilience is part of life for every child – at home, at school and in the community. We want to build the social and emotional skills of children across the entire primary school age range through well-evidenced programmes and collaborative, mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships.

Partnership for Children

I work in a school

Our evidence-based Skills for Life social and emotional programmes teach children how to cope with everyday difficulties, communicate, and build emotional resilience.

I work in early years

We are thrilled to be able to offer a limited number of early years settings fully funded training and resources for our Early Years Development programme thanks to a generous grant!

I am looking for FREE wellbeing activities

Use our FREE wellbeing activities for schools, early years settings and families to help children process feelings, communicate effectively, cope with their anxieties and deal with change and loss.

I am outside of the UK

The Skills for Life programmes run in a variety of countries and cultures across the globe. Your organisation could run our programmes by becoming an International Licensed Partner.

Our Impact

2.6 m

Children around the world have completed our programmes


International partnerships


Skills for Life schools in the UK

Skills for Life programmes

Zippy's Friends

Zippy's Friends is a social and emotional learning is for children aged 5 – 7 in Primary Schools.

Apple's Friends

Apple's Friends social and emotional learning is for children aged 7 – 9 in Primary Schools.


Passport social and emotional learning is for children aged 9 – 11 in Primary Schools.

SPARK Resilience

SPARK Resilience social and emotional learning is for children aged 10 – 12 in Secondary Schools.

Zippy's Friends for SEND

Zippy's Friends for SEND social and emotional learning programme is for children aged 6 – 17 in Special Schools.

Research and Evaluation

Evaluation Results have shown classes who took part in the Skills for Life programmes acheived:

Better social skills

Reduced bullying

Improved group climate

Increased emotional literacy

Increased coping skills & resilience

I feel that the Skills for Life programmes not only help children solve their own problems, but they also begin to develop empathy and how they can support others who are experiencing difficulties.

- UK Teacher