Our Skills for Life programmes for schools


We produce programmes for schools that teach children skills for life: how to cope with everyday difficulties, how to communicate with and get on with other people, and build self-awareness and emotional resilience. Our programmes are suitable for all children, and are evidence-based. They are widely used both in the UK and in over 30 countries around the world.

Our programmes meet all elements of the Mental Wellbeing requirements of the statutory guidance for Relationships and Health Education for primary schools in England and support many other key requirements.

The programmes are based around stories, and the resources contain full lesson plans, posters, activity sheets and children’s items required to deliver the sessions. The modules cover:

  • Feelings
  • Communication
  • Friendship
  • Conflict
  • Change and loss
  • Moving forward



Zippy’s Friends for ages 5 to 7

Apple’s Friends for ages 7 to 9

Passport for ages 9 to 11

SPARK Resilience for ages 10 to 12

Zippy's Friends for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

Zippy at Home

Zippy's Friends and Apple's Friends for looked after children

School Staff - mental health and wellbeing


‘Other programmes give children life-jackets; Zippy’s Friends teaches them how to swim.’

Teacher, Russia