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Research shows that well-implemented, evidence-based social and emotional learning programmes are the most effective way to support young people’s success and well-being in school and beyond.

Research and Evaluations

Since 2010, the Skills for Life programmes have been regularly and rigorously evaluated by independent researchers and universities through comparative and randomized controlled studies designed to measure the impact of the program on children’s behaviour and social and emotional skills.

This research has been conducted across 6 different countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Czech Republic and The Netherlands. Our evidence base means we have been recognised by many organisations, included on databases and cited in many reports.

Evidence of impact

The results from the evaluation studies have been remarkably consistent, and have shown:

Better social skills

Reduced bullying

Improved group climate

Increased emotional literacy

Increased coping skills and resilience

Research summaries

Read about the evidence base for the Skills for Life programmes:

Current and future research projects

We are delighted that the Skills for Life programmes are currently involved in the following UK research projects: