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Social and Emotional Health

We support schools to improve children and young people’s social and emotional health.

Social and Emotional Health is an extremely wide and diverse topic area and it is important that schools consider all aspects of the school day: including ethos and culture, curriculum, teaching and learning, discipline and reward, environment, support services and targeted interventions.

Training & Events

Training has been developed to support your school to consider a wide-range of topic areas related to the social and emotional health of pupils.

This includes training to support an ethos of anti-bullying, e-safety, promoting positive body image and self esteem and understanding and supporting behaviour.

Manchester Healthy Schools are committed to improving the social and emotional health of children and young people across the city.

Our universal training is available for all schools that have completed the Health Check.

Schools that have prioritised Social and Emotional Health this year will have access to a wider selection of ‘in-house’ training and support to ensure that they are able to make significant progress in this area.

Please find a full list of training available to support the development of Social and Emotional Health below.

For more information please contact hannah.shad@mft.nhs.uk

Social and Emotional Health

Promoting inclusion - A whole-school approach to understanding and supporting emotional wellbeing, engagement and behaviour

19th October 2023

Full day


The training will include:Exploring a range of emotional and behavioural problems.Exploring the whole-school approach.The influence that the culture, ethos and environment of the school can have on pu...
Social and Emotional Health

Creating an anti-bullying culture in your school

16th November 2023

1.5 hours


This course defines bullying and the reasons and statistics behind bullying and cyber-bullying. This training explains the duties and responsibilities of schools, how to create an anti-bullying cultur...
Social and Emotional Health

An Introduction to Emotion Coaching with Children and Young People

28th February 2024

2 hours


Emotion Coaching is a tool or approach in supporting children’s behaviour, emotional mental health and well-being. This training will support practitioners to help children to understand their differe...
Social and Emotional Health

Young people and the online world: E-safety and social media

14th March 2024

1.5 hours


This course focuses on the different ways children and young people use the internet, and both the advantages and disadvantages of online and social media use. The session includes how we can respond...
Social and Emotional Health

Understanding and navigating british values and smsc

19th June 2024

1.5 hours


This course looks at what British Values and SMSC are and how they can be promoted in schools as well as Ofsted expectations around SMSC. This training course explores the guidance issued by the DfE a...
Social and Emotional Health

Social emotional health and improving school outcomes

1.5 hours - online or in house


This course looks at the importance of social emotional health and how its promotion in schools can positively affect whole school outcomes. The session explores how social and emotional health can b...


We offer bespoke training courses. Please contact us for more information


I would just like to say thank you for running the competition and giving our students a real sense of success & pride of what they have personally, the school and the community have achieved through the Covid pandemic. 

Big Health Challenge 2021

I cannot tell you how useful your call and your information via email has been - thank you! I will use this to help my dialogue with this parent and also as part of further staff development.

Thank you!! 

PSHE Communication


A range of resources, including lesson plans and activity ideas, have been developed to enable schools greater support around the area of Social and Emotional Health.

Links to resources from other organisations have also been provided if we think these will be useful for you.

If you are a school engaged with us we suggest that you log in prior to viewing resources so these can be recorded in your school dashboard. 

If you are struggling to find resources around a related topic area, please do get in touch to let us know: hannah.shad@mft.nhs.uk