Salford City Partnership

Emotionally Friendly Schools

The Emotionally Friendly Schools (EFS) programme is a flexible, whole-school approach to improving children's mental health and wellbeing. It is supported by Salford Educational Psychology Service.

The Emotionally Friendly Schools manual - primary schools (login required) and Emotionally Friendly Schools manual - secondary schools (login required) cover the process of becoming an Emotionally Friendly School. They focus on four key areas: 

1. Staff Wellbeing and School Ethos 
2. Classroom Practice 
3. Assessing Children's Needs 
4. Supporting Individual Children

If you have attended the EFS training you should have received login details for the EFS manual.

For further information please contact the Educational Psychology Team.

Emotionally Friendly Schools accreditation

The Emotionally Friendly Schools accreditation has been designed to complement the Emotionally Friendly Schools programme. It aims to support schools in continual improvement and help them evidence how they are supporting their children and young people's emotional health and well-being needs. Used alongside the auditing tool from the EFS programme, the accreditation provides a framework for a school's development in emotional health and well-being.

Full details of the accreditation are now available using the Emotionally Friendly Schools Primary and Secondary links on the left hand side of this page.

We are proud to have now accredited the following schools at Bronze level:

  • All Hallows RC High School
  • Light Oaks Infant School
  • Light Oaks Junior School
  • St Edmunds RC Primary School
  • St Luke’s CE Primary School

If you are interested in becoming an accredited school, please email the Emotionally Friendly Schools team.

You can follow us on Twitter @emotionfriendly and use #emotionallyfriendly, or on Facebook.

Hear what one school engaged with the EFS programme had to say about the impact on their school:

View the video 'What inspired your school to become an Emotionally Friendly School?'

View the video 'What are the benefits of being an Emotionally Friendly School?'

View the video 'What difference has being an Emotionally Friendly School made to your school?'

View the video 'A message for headteachers considering engaging with the Emotionally Friendly School programme'

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