Emotional Health Day
24th February 

On 24th February 1997, Family Links was established to encourage and teach nurturing and relationship skills through schools, families and the wider community. Now 25 years later we are launching our first Emotional Health Awareness day and would like to invite everyone to think about their own emotional health and how they can support and develop it in others, whether in their family, in school or in their workplace.

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In conversation with Sarah our CEO about emotional health, our 25th anniversary and our new Emotional Health Day

What is emotional health?

Our emotional health is our ability to look after ourselves, to manage ourselves in times of challenge and to sustain our healthy relationships with those around us. This ability provides the foundations for good mental health and wellbeing, resilience, and motivation.

We recognise that parents, teachers and all adults need good emotional health for themselves as individuals, and to enable them to create an emotionally healthy culture at home, at school or at work.

We've created an infographic that explains why emotional health is important


24th February 2022 is #EmotionalHealthDay.

Mark the day, either by yourself or with others

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At a time when everyone’s emotional health feels more crucial than ever, here are some simple ways to mark the day.

Take a moment to notice how you are today. What might “looking after myself well today” look like?


  • What sorts of things have a settling effect on you?  Make a list of your top 3 (eg going for a walk outside, having a long bath, chatting with a friend)

  • Think about any difficult feelings or unresolved issues that you carry around with you. Is it time to express them or let them go? Who can help you with this?


What might you do to nurture the important relationships in your life today, whether with family, friends or colleagues?


  • Make a plan to catch up properly with a good friend you haven’t seen for a while

  • Plan a fun activity with family or friends, or something you find nurturing for yourself

  • Listen really well to those around you today

Building the Capabilities of Adults in Children’s Lives

Family Links the Centre for Emotional Health is a national charity, delivering high-quality training and resources for professionals working with families, school staff and communities throughout the UK.

As the Centre for Emotional Health, we are dedicated to enabling children and adults to realise their individual potential, enjoy positive relationships and live healthy and fulfilled lives, whether at home, at school or at work.