The Jellyfish programme

Supporting the Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Children

Created by experienced teachers’, the Be the Jellyfish programme is established in schools across the UK. It is a step-by-step guide which enables teachers’ to confidently support the social and emotional wellbeing of the children in their care.

Structured classes and activities enable children to experience a sense of calm and wellbeing. They also give teachers the confidence to help children communicate thoughts, feelings and emotions in a creative, nurturing environment.

How does a typical class work?

A typical Jellyfish class begins with a theme such as ‘Treasure’. Children use a range of activities and relaxation techniques to explore and experience the theme. They are also invited to communicate their understanding using one of three creative art suggestions.

An opportunity to discuss their creation via the Be the Jellyfish process of creative chatter is then offered, before concluding with a celebration of the pieces created.


How will it work in my establishment?

The programme can be scaled up or down to cater for one-to-one, a small group or a whole class, and activities are easily adaptable to suit all ages and budgets. Just contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

When I buy the programme, what is included?

There are two options when opting to join the Be the Jellyfish family, both include everything you need to successfully deliver the programme in your school. All the information you need about our training packs can be found here.

Additional resources

The programme has helped to highlight that some of our seemingly settled children are still struggling with things but just appear to be coping and has given us a way in with them.

R. Gordon. Learning Mentor

The children really enjoyed the creative aspects of the lessons, and this did for the basis for some very valuable conversations between myself and the children.

D Palmer. Y3 Class Teacher

Some of our children don’t get the time to relax and it isn’t something that is modelled in their home lives. School life is also quite busy for them, and we must remember they are only Yr3. Hand in hand with other tools that school has to offer, I think the children will benefit with the ethos of Jellyfish and its activities, and soon be able to de-stress and be more self-aware.

A. Marshall. Deputy Head

Pupils found the Jellyfish programme to consist of fun and exciting activities, that concentrated on teambuilding and group work. The pupils enjoyed working together when participating in group activities (role-play; parachute of emotions; deserted island necessities) and most could work independently, when asked to consider and reflect upon their own feelings. Most of the children understood the activities to be games, rather than a PSHE lesson, which allowed the pupils to take further risks in their learning, and allowed for deeper, meaningful discussion

O. Stratton. Y5 Class teacher