Emotionally Friendly Settings explained

Emotionally Friendly Settings is a flexible whole-setting approach to improving children and young people’s emotional health and well-being.

An emotionally friendly setting is able to effectively identify and respond to a broad range of emotional needs of children and young people, raising their well-being to enable them to succeed and thrive.

We work with nurseries, schools and post-16 education providers to enable education environments that promote and support positive mental and emotional health in children and young people.

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About EFS

Find out how EFS came about, how the programme can help your setting and meet the team behind it.

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Welcome to our blog. Your one stop shop to keep up to date with all the latest goings on!!

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Training and events

Details of all our training and events are published here and regularly updated.

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Prices and purchasing

If you want to find out more about becoming an Emotionally Friendly Setting, you can find details of what we can offer you and how you can become an Emotionally Friendly Setting.

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Get in touch

If you've got any questions about Emotionally Friendly Schools please get in touch.

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