Resilience building programme for primary aged children

Headteachers, Teachers, SENCos
Zippy & Apple's Friends Training

Mental Health is a growing issue for young children and schools. With over half of life-long illness starting before the age of 14, early intervention and mental health promotion is vital for young children in schools today.

Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends are effective, evidence based programmes that equip children in primary school with the tools they need to cope with difficult situations and develop good social skills to support their mental health and wellbeing. Read more at

  • School-based programmes for ages 5-9 proven to help children to develop coping and social skills, improve the class climate and reduce bullying
  • Over one million children reached in more than 30 countries
  • Recognised by OFSTED, the World Health Organisation, The European Platform for Investing in Children and the Early Intervention Foundation
  • Evidence-based programmes that work with the whole class to promote mental health as well as supporting PSHE
  • Research shows evidence-based Social and Emotional Learning programmes significantly improve children’s academic performance

Teachers need to attend a one-day training course before they deliver the programmes. Oxfordshire Educational Psychology Service are Licenced Trainers for the programmes, and are hosting training days on 7 November (Didcot) and 20 November (Kidlington). The cost is £150 per delegate.

Click here for more information about booking your place, before 19 October 2018.

The training will cover both Zippy’s Friends (for years 1 & 2) and Apple’s Friends (for years 3 & 4).