Social and Emotional Wellbeing

We've brought together content across Social and Emotional Skills to help you gain inspiration for your daily practice, increase your knowledge in specialist areas, and stay up-to-date with the latest news and hot topics.

Creative and practical resources, designed to help explore and support social and emotional development. Created for specific ages, social and life situations, these resources initiate stimulated discussion and interaction.


Responding to children who display sexually concerning behaviour


View a recording of the webinar 'Understanding and responding to children who display sexually concerning behaviour' hosted by authors Laura Walker & Carol Laugharne.

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Wellbeing in SchoolsSpotlight on Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools

Find the latest practical tips and strategies on how to meet the mental health needs of children and young people. We hope that it will help you develop a better understanding of social and emotional wellbeing in schools, as well as providing a professional development tool which will encourage outstanding practice at all levels.

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5 key activities to teaching young children to stay safe


Authors Carolyn Gelenter, Nadine Prescott, & Belinda Riley of Teaching Protective Behaviours to Young Children give us 5 key activities which can be easily incorporated into the classroom activities to instill protective behaviours among students.

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Finding Ways to Develop the School Ethos


Andrew Moffat, author of No Outsiders in Our School, talks about the need create a whole school ethos where the moral code is reinforced and brought to life.

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  • Draw on Your Relationships

    Creative Ways to Explore, Understand and Work Through Important Relationship Issues, 2nd Edition

    By Margot Sunderland, Nicky Armstrong

    Draw on Your Relationships is a bestselling resource to help people of all ages express, communicate and deal more effectively with their emotions through drawing. Built around five key themes, each section contains a simple picture exercise with clear objectives, instructions and suggestions for…

    Paperback – 2019-02-21
    Routledge
    Draw On

  • Supporting Children and Young People with Anxiety

    A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Herrick, Barbara Redman-White

    This accessible and user-friendly resource will help a wide range of adults support children and young people with anxiety. Clear information on the nature of anxiety is combined with helpful ideas, practical strategies and resources to help adults feel confident in understanding and managing the…

    Paperback – 2018-12-05
    Routledge

  • The Relationship Cards

    1st Edition

    By Margot Sunderland, Nicky Armstrong

    The Relationship Cards are 48 emotive and artistic images designed to help people to review the key relationships in their lives in a meaningful and often transformative way. The cards provide an engaging way for people to talk about and clarify their feelings, while reflecting on what they value…

    FLC – 2018-10-01
    Routledge
    Draw On

  • Developing Children’s Resilience and Mental Health

    REAL Skills for All Aged 4-8, 1st Edition

    By Susana Goncalves Viana

    With the increased focus on providing for children’s mental health, there is ever more demand for resources that will support educational settings to help children develop the skills needed to cope in today’s world. This book presents nursery and school staff with a simple, jargon-free guide which…

    Paperback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge

  • Emotional Wellbeing

    An Introductory Handbook for Schools, 2nd Edition

    By Gillian Shotton, Sheila Burton

    This is an essential resource for educators working to support emotional wellbeing in children and young people. Written by the team behind the Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training programme, it provides practical suggestions that can be implemented straight away to make a positive…

    Paperback – 2018-09-13
    Routledge

  • The Emotion Cards

    1st Edition

    By Margot Sunderland, Nicky Armstrong

    The Emotion Cards are 48 emotive and artistic images designed to help people to review their emotions and their relationships in a meaningful and often transformative way. The cards are designed to capture the deeper truth of how people experience their life, offering poignant descriptions for what…

    FLC – 2018-05-23
    Routledge
    Draw On

  • Gymtherapy

    Developing emotional wellbeing and resilience in children through the medium of movement, 1st Edition

    By Rebekah Pierre

    This highly practical resource introduces the concept of ‘Gymtherapy’; a pioneering approach to working with children that uses movement as a means of promoting emotional wellbeing. Gymtherapy brings together the physical and emotional benefits of activity alongside the importance of safeguarding…

    Paperback – 2018-05-10
    Routledge

  • The Big Book of Blobs

    2nd Edition

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    The Big Book of Blobs is a collection of Blob pictures that can be used as prompts to explore feelings. The relatable Blob characters are depicted in many different situations which can be used as a springboard for meaningful discussion on a range of issues and topics. The Blobs in this collection…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • Draw on Your Emotions

    2nd Edition

    By Margot Sunderland, Nicky Armstrong

    Draw on Your Emotions is a bestselling resource to help people of all ages express, communicate and deal more effectively with their emotions through drawing. Built around five key themes, each section contains a simple picture exercise with clear objectives, instructions and suggestions for…

    Paperback – 2018-04-03
    Routledge
    Draw On

  • How Monsters Wish to Feel

    A Story about Emotional Resilience, 1st Edition

    By Juliette Ttofa

    How Monsters Wish to Feel is a therapeutic story about a journey to develop emotional resilience. Through the analogy of monsters, it depicts a tale of how a child’s needs can sometimes become distorted, so that the needs we see expressed through outward behaviour (the monster) mask the true,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-17
    Routledge
    Nurturing Emotional Resilience Storybooks

  • The Day the Sky Fell In

    A Story about Finding Your Element, 1st Edition

    By Juliette Ttofa

    The Day the Sky Fell In is a therapeutic story about letting go of worries and emotional baggage. When a determined girl climbs a difficult path up a cliff, the sky rains down mystery objects on her which she catches and carries with her. Her journey becomes more and more difficult and when she…

    Paperback – 2017-11-17
    Routledge
    Nurturing Emotional Resilience Storybooks

  • The Girl Who Collected Her Own Echo

    A Story about Friendship, 1st Edition

    By Juliette Ttofa

    The Girl who Collected Her Own Echo is a therapeutic story about finding friendship. In the story, a little girl lives by herself and loves to sing. One day whilst she is singing in a mysterious cave, she thinks that her echo must be the sound of other children singing, but she is too shy to…

    Paperback – 2017-11-17
    Routledge
    Nurturing Emotional Resilience Storybooks

  • The Boy Who Longed to Look at the Sun

    A Story about Self-Care, 1st Edition

    By Juliette Ttofa

    The Boy who Longed to Look at the Sun is a therapeutic story about self-care. It tells the story of a boy who loves playing outside and becomes fixated with looking at the sun, even though he has been warned it can hurt his eyes. Eventually the boy realises that his priorities have become skewed…

    Paperback – 2017-11-17
    Routledge
    Nurturing Emotional Resilience Storybooks

  • The Hot and Bothered Air Balloon

    A Story about Feeling Stressed, 1st Edition

    By Juliette Ttofa

    The Hot and Bothered Air Balloon is a therapeutic story about feeling stressed. In the story, a hot air balloon is so hot and bothered that he is stuck high up in the air. With the help of a friendly puffin, the hot air balloon is able to come down to earth feeling better and more relaxed. The…

    Paperback – 2017-11-17
    Routledge
    Nurturing Emotional Resilience Storybooks

  • The Boat Star

    A Story about Loss, 1st Edition

    By Juliette Ttofa

    The Boat Star is a therapeutic story about dealing with a painful loss and taking comfort in good memories. In this poignant story, a boy loses a special feather and goes on a magical journey to try to recover it. Although he doesn’t find his feather, he is comforted by the memory of the feather…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15
    Routledge
    Nurturing Emotional Resilience Storybooks

  • The Tale of Two Fishes

    A Story about Resilient Thinking, 1st Edition

    By Juliette Ttofa

    The Tale of Two Fishes is a therapeutic story about developing resilient thinking. A little girl feeds blue fishes with up-turned mouths and red fishes with down-turned mouths. The more she feeds the red fish, the bigger and more angry they become. The girl realises that if she feeds the blue fish…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15
    Routledge
    Nurturing Emotional Resilience Storybooks

  • Nurturing Emotional Resilience in Vulnerable Children and Young People

    A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

    By Juliette Ttofa

    Nurturing Emotional Resilience in Vulnerable Children and Young People is a guidebook that provides a framework and practical strategies to support children’s emotional resilience at a whole-school and more targeted level. Underpinned by research into the concept of resilience, the book centers…

    Paperback – 2017-11-10
    Routledge
    Nurturing Emotional Resilience Storybooks

  • Helping Children to Learn About Safer Sexual Behaviour

    A Narrative Approach to Working with Young Children and Sexually Concerning Behaviour, 1st Edition

    By Laura Walker, Carol Laugharne

    This unique resource comprises a therapeutic workbook and storybook, designed to be used as an early intervention with children within the school setting who display concerning sexual behaviour. The workbook contains a series of activities with accompanying user-friendly advice including how to…

    Paperback – 2016-05-04
    Routledge

  • No Outsiders in Our School

    Teaching the Equality Act in Primary Schools, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Moffat

    This brand new resource provides much needed support for every primary school in the delivery of the objectives outlined in the Equality Act 2010; and in the provision of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) for every child. It provides teachers with a curriculum that promotes…

    Paperback – 2015-12-16
    Routledge
    No Outsiders

  • The Blob Visual Emotional Thesaurus

    1st Edition

    By Ian Long

    This unique visual thesaurus is designed to help writers of all ages to develop their emotional literacy. The book focuses solely upon emotions. Spanning circa 140 emotional words it is divided into three sections: ranges of emotions (offering a visual spectrum to be referred to by writers unsure…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • Teaching Protective Behaviours to Young Children

    First Steps to Safety Programme, 1st Edition

    By Carolyn Gelenter, Nadine Prescott, Belinda Riley

    This programme aims to provide children aged 4-7 years with awareness and strategies for keeping safe. Although it may be difficult to accept, children and young people from any community, including those with disabilities, can be put at risk of harm, abused or hurt, regardless of their age, gender…

    Paperback – 2013-10-24
    Routledge

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