Welcome

Family Links is a national charity dedicated to empowering children, parents, families, schools and workplaces to be emotionally healthy.

We deliver innovative, high quality training in the Nurturing Programme to health and social care services, third sector organisations, schools and universities.

We want to give every child the best chance in life.

Resources Offer

Cover images of books in the promotion: buy 20 books get 2 free

Resources Special Offers (limited time only)

Buy 20 books + get 2 free!

Order 22 of the same book and you’ll get 2 free of charge!
Choose from: The Parenting Puzzle, Welcome to the World booklets for parents, Talking Teens book for parents, The Teaching Puzzle.

Offers run from midday 4th December until midnight 31st December.

Visit our online shop to purchase these offers

News & Blog

Emotional Health, Wellbeing and Character in Schools (Jun 2017)

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Family Links and the Nurturing Schools Network have contributed to a new report from the Fair Education Alliance’s (FEA) Wellbeing group, which we co-chair with Canterbury Christ Church University.

The report follows a survey of 500 school staff about social and emotional health in education, highlighting the need for action. The key findings were:

  • Insufficient time (71%) and a lack of available budget (59%) were cited as the biggest barriers to addressing Social and Emotional wellbeing in schools.
  • 94% thought it was very important to identify children who require specialist support for wellbeing or social and emotional development.
  • Having clear next steps for pupil development (83%) and being easy to use (70%) were identified as being the key priorities for social and emotional wellbeing measurements.

Bea Stevenson, co-chair of the FEA’s wellbeing group and Head of Social and Emotional Learning at the Nurturing Schools Network, commented:

We recognise the importance of ensuring that children’s emotional health not only remains high on the policy agenda but also that schools and practitioners are given the support they need to implement change. We hope that this report supports both these aims and are committed to working in cross sector partnership to embed understanding and good practice across the school system.

Training

We offer innovative, high-quality training courses around the UK for those working with children, parents, families or in schools.

We can come to you to provide in-house training courses for a group or team or you can join us at one of our training venues around the country.

Find out more about how to train to deliver the Nurturing Programme.

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Find out more about the different training courses and programmes available.

The best training ever. Can’t wait to get started. This training has been life changing for me and I know it will have the same effect on parents too!
Family Links trained practitioners at the end of a course

Watch video

Funmi and Prisca (Mums of children with special needs) discuss the impact of the course
Funmi and Prisca (Mums of children with special needs) discuss the impact of the course
Family Links Nurturing Schools Network whole school approach - short case study
Family Links Nurturing Schools Network whole school approach - short case study
Welcome to the World Programme in Cardiff
Welcome to the World Programme in Cardiff

Events

Delegates listening to a practitioner's story from Reach Academy

Promoting Positive Mental Health: Emotional Health for All

London, Thursday 7th December 2017

Thank you to all those who joined us on Thursday 7th December to talk about Promoting Positive Mental Health: Emotional Health for All. It was a great day with lots of interesting discussion

All the slides from the day are available to download below.

Download presentation

We also watched the following films on the day:

Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change – Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Fathers share their experience of attending a Nurturing Programme parent group with Islamic values

Emotional Health For All

Family Links 20th anniversary logo

Emotional Health For All: 20 Years of Family Links

In the year of Family Links’ 20th anniversary, we are proud to launch a campaign committing to improve #EmotionalHealth4All .

Join us in raising awareness to improve emotional health for all; for everyone, everywhere.

Find out more

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