About Us

Emotion Works is an educational programme and an organisation that puts learning at the heart of emotional health and well-being.

The programme has been developed and piloted over a 12-year period by teacher, curriculum designer and educational consultant Claire Murray, with important contributions and feedback from teachers, early years practitioners, and additional support staff every step of the way.

The result is Emotion Works – a highly regarded and extremely practical set of resources and training for anyone involved in promoting and delivering emotional education in schools, nurseries and additional support services.

& Context

The Emotion Works educational programme is ‘home grown’ in Scotland so is very well aligned to the Scottish Curriculum and related policies such as ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’ (GIRFEC) and the Scottish Attainment Challenge. There is a strong overlap with other agendas and initiatives concerned with learning and wellbeing such as the inclusion agenda and the ACEs awareness movement.

Over the 2020-21 school session we supported hundreds of schools in Scotland to deliver our award winning ‘Recovery Programme’ with significant impacts on learning and wellbeing for thousands of staff and pupils.

For the 2021-22 session we are running  a specially designed Literacy Programme, which is free to all members, and available as a cost-effective short term trial to all new schools (see below).


The goal of the Emotion Works Literacy Programme is to support schools to focus on improving both Literacy and Wellbeing outcomes at the same time since these are 2 vitally important aspects of education to get right during the Covid Recovery period. We will be running the Literacy Programme as our trial programme throughout the 2021-22 session so you can join in at any point during the school year for a 6 month period.

The Literacy Programme is free to existing members and included as standard with all new full school packages. 

Our MAIN Programme
& Products

All Emotion Works packages provide online training and resources to help schools, teachers and practitioners deliver our highly regarded and widely used emotional education programme.

Emotion Works membership also provides access to a very supportive online community of schools, teachers and practitioners already using Emotion Works.

Hard Copy Resources are included in our FULL member packages, with the option of purchasing extra or new resources at any time.

For schools, we offer a trial package for 6 months, or full packages with basic, premium and platinum features. 

To help with your purchase you may find our latest package information meeting recording helpful.

become a member

Choose from our package options for schools, staff groups or individuals on a trial or longer term basis.


by Claire Murray

I’m very proud to share the news that I recently won an award from Business Women Scotland for the success of Emotion Works as a social enterprise over the course of the pandemic and for the impact Emotion Works has had in schools across Scotland as a result of the Recovery Programme.


“At our school we know how important emotional wellbeing is to learning. It has been so easy to adopt Emotion Works into our school because it helps us to value what we already do and it helps us to optimise on teaching the language and understanding that our children need to grow up healthy and happy.”

Head Teacher, West Lothian