Supporting Children’s Emotional Health and Well-being in the Early Years

The Early Start service have been working with the Emotionally Healthy Children and Young People project  including partners from Cheshire and the Wirral Partnership’s Links team, Visyon and 3 flagship early years primary schools.

Current research shows that in order to improve children’s emotional health and well-being, it is most effective to direct intervention and support to the adults caring for the children as well as the children themselves. This research underpins our project and the development of the Cheshire East toolkit

The focus of the project has been to raise awareness of mental health in the Early Years and the importance of personal social and emotional development of young children. 


The training package has grown and has now been converted Supporting Children’s Emotional Health and Well-beingto a virtual platform and will enhance the continuous professional development for the Early Start team and Early Years Settings supporting children under 5.

We have also developed a consultation session for Early Years settings to discuss young children at risk of delay in the personal, social and emotional development aspect of learning. This is facilitated by trained members of the Early Start team and project partners.

Training is also available around building resilience, emotion coaching and managing big feelings as well as trauma-informed practice and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  You can book onto any of these courses through the early years short courses shop .

For further information on the project please email:


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