Social and emotional learning

Social and emotional learning is about developing the ability to care for others, make responsible decisions, establish positive relationships, and handle challenging situations.

These skills are essential for developing resilience and the personal attributes that promote wellness, prevent illness and support recovery.

As an educator, it's important to understand why these concepts are important in supporting the lifelong mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.


Social and emotional learning

1 Module

SEL is the process where children develop skills to manage emotions, set goals, and develop healthy relationships.

Five areas of social and emotional learning

1 Module

SEL is the process where children develop skills to manage emotions, set goals, and develop healthy relationships.

Why play is important

1 Module

Being interested and supportive of a child’s play helps them to feel connected, valued and accepted.

Supporting learning through play

0 Modules

Play helps children understand the world and practice for the future.

Resilience and mental health

1 Module

Children and young people need resilience. It’s important in managing stress, and supporting their mental health.

Building resilience in children

1 Module

A combination of individual, family, community and societal factors influence children and young people’s developing resilience.

Building confidence in children

2 Modules

Confident children are motivated to engage in more experiences, build positive relationships, and become happier, successful adul...

Emotional development

1 Module

Encouraging children and young people to understand their emotions and feelings can help them develop a positive sense of self.

Social development

1 Module

Social development is about learning the skills to relate to and interact with others.

Supporting social development

1 Module

Social development is about learning the skills to relate to and interact with others.

Decision-making early childhood

3 Modules

The way adults interact with young children is very important for their emerging decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Decision-making schools

3 Modules

Children and young people’s decision-making is influenced by those around them. Setting a good example can help them.

Self-regulation

1 Module

Self-regulation is a key developmental skill linked to mental health, resilience, and capacity to cope.

Self-acceptance

1 Module

Self-acceptance in children and young people means they accept themselves despite imperfections and because of their uniqueness.