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Our Skills for Life programmes, Zippy’s Friends, Apple’s Friends, Passport and SPARK Resilience support the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable children through targeted interventions for small groups

Supporting vulnerable children

Thanks to generous funding from Trusts and Foundations, Corporate Partnerships and Local Authority Commissioning, or schools purchasing our programmes through Pupil Premium Funding, we can support the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable children overseas and in the UK:

  • Looked after Children
  • Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Children living in poverty
  • Refugees
  • Young Carers including children caring for a parent with mental ill-health
  • Children at risk of exclusion or poor attendance
  • Children with physical and emotional health issues
  • Children who have experienced trauma

Through consultation with trained Skills for Life staff from young carers services and young carers themselves we have created social and emotional learning activities for young carers. The free activities are designed to help those working with young carers to promote their social and emotional development by helping them to process feelings, communicate effectively, cope with their anxieties and difficulties, practice selfcare, build strengths and resilience and deal with change and loss.

Read more about the impact our programmes are having on children and young people here.

Young Carer Services, Virtual Schools, or other organisations working with vulnerable children who are interested in implementing our Skills for Life programmes should contact us to discuss further.

Schools looking for social and emotional learning programmes to support vulnerable pupils within the classroom or in small intervention groups can sign up to training here.

I think we can all help each other and it is OK to get help. Not everyone has the answers

Child in foster care, Croydon