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8 February 2020
Supporting Looked After Children’s Mental Health

The mental health of Looked After Children (LAC) is significantly poorer than that of their peers.

30 January 2020
Children's Mental Health Week 2020

Partnership for Children is pleased to be supporting Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week 2020 (3-9 February).

28 January 2020
Supporting Young Carers

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.

25 November 2019
Improving social and emotional learning in primary schools

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.

17 October 2019
It's never too early to talk to children about mental health

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.

15 October 2019
Zippy, Apple and Passport arrive in Oldham

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.

17 September 2019
A special start to a Zippy’s Friends session

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.

9 July 2019
Spotlight on Russia - Using the Rules against (state) Bullying

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.

9 July 2019
Zippy’s Friends is listed in CASEL Guide to SEL programmes

CASEL has analysed numerous research studies from around the world, producing solid evidence that promoting SEL also improves children’s academic performance.

20 June 2019
New Skills for Life programme

From September 2019, our new Skills for Life programme, Passport will be available to UK schools.

3 June 2019
New project: Promoting the mental health of Young Carers

Partnership for Children has successfully delivered mental health promotion programmes in schools for more than two decades.

28 May 2019
Thank you to Wesleyan

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. 

28 May 2019
Mental health in schools in Scotland

We are delighted to be offering our Skills for Life mental health promotion programmes free of charge to primary schools across Dumfries and Galloway.

29 April 2019
Skills for Life programmes embed the whole school approach

Here at Oldham Council, we are passionate about embedding The Whole School Approach to Emotional Health and Mental Wellbeing.

29 April 2019
Compulsory health education in schools

From September 2020 Relationship and Health Education will be compulsory in Primary Schools in England.

8 April 2019
Zippy – supporting children with communication and interaction needs

In March 2019, we visited Burpham Primary School CoIN Centre in Guildford to observe a Zippy's Friends for Pupils with Special Needs class.