Social and emotional skills refer to the abilities to regulate one’s thoughts and behaviour. These skills differ from cognitive abilities such as literacy or numeracy because they mainly concern how people manage their emotions, perceive themselves and engage with others. Developing strong social and emotional skills impacts on an adult and a child’s wellbeing. The development of these skills is important not only for the wellbeing of individuals, but also for wider communities and societies. The ability of people to adapt, be resourceful, respect and work well with others, and to take personal and collective responsibility is a key hallmark of a well-functioning society.
Grant programme examples: Social action, Personal Social Health (PSH) education, adventure residentials, mentoring, support programmes etc.