Since its original development in 2013, Zippy’s Friends for Pupils with Special Educational Needs has been adopted by schools across the UK and by a number of Partnership for Children’s overseas partners.
We have developed a selection of play-based activities to promote young children's social and emotional development.
As schools start to prepare for more children to return to the classroom, there is increasing concern about the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had and continues to have on pupils mental wellbeing.
We are delighted to have successfully launched our Skills for Life programmes in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
It doesn’t hurt children to talk about death. If they’re worried about it, it’s important to be honest and open to discussing it with them.
In these extremely challenging times, helping children to deal with change and uncertainty has never been more important.
The mental health of Looked After Children (LAC) is significantly poorer than that of their peers.
Partnership for Children is pleased to be supporting Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week 2020 (3-9 February).
This Young Carers Awareness Day (an annual event, led by Carers Trust) we are celebrating the fantastic work Sutton Young Carers Service are doing to promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of Young Carers through Passport, one of our Skills for Life programmes.
The Education Endowment Foundation have released a new guidance document which focuses on how primary schools can evaluate & develop a curriculum which supports all children’s social & emotional skills.
World Mental Health Day is marked on the 10th October each year to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Oldham Council and Oldham Opportunity Area to offer our Skills for Life Programmes to primary schools in the region.
Charlotte Loveday in is a HLTA in Lincolnshire. She’s found lots of ways to make her Zippy’s Friends sessions a special part of the school day.
This was not the first time that the Prosecutor’s Office in Petrozavodsk in Karelia (north-west Russia) had tried to stop Zippy’s Friends in schools.
CASEL has analysed numerous research studies from around the world, producing solid evidence that promoting SEL also improves children’s academic performance.
From September 2019, our new Skills for Life programme, Passport will be available to UK schools.
Partnership for Children has successfully delivered mental health promotion programmes in schools for more than two decades.
Since April 2017, Wesleyan have raised an incredible £100,000 to support our work promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of children in schools across the UK.
We are delighted to be offering our Skills for Life mental health promotion programmes free of charge to primary schools across Dumfries and Galloway.
Here at Oldham Council, we are passionate about embedding The Whole School Approach to Emotional Health and Mental Wellbeing.
From September 2020 Relationship and Health Education will be compulsory in Primary Schools in England.
In March 2019, we visited Burpham Primary School CoIN Centre in Guildford to observe a Zippy's Friends for Pupils with Special Needs class.
Zippy has travelled far and wide over the past 20 years, since his first trip to Copenhagen to meet the pilot groups of Danish children.
Zippy’s Friends has been running in Slovakia since 2013, with the programme currently in its sixth school year.
In January, regional coordinator Silmara Meireles, from PfC’s Brazilian partner ASEC, attended the third International Conference on Childhood and Adolescence in the city of Porto in Portugal.
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