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 15-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 our highly regarded and extremely practical suite of teaching resources and training programmes for anyone involved in 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). There is also a good overlap with current educational concerns such as the Covid Recovery agenda and cost of living crisis.

We love partnering with Scottish schools and services to work towards shared goals and for the 2023-24 session we’re hoping to establish more partnerships at Local Authority level, so if you’re in a strategic role relating to Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing then please get in touch to discuss possibilities.

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

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. 

become a member

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

Latest News & Events

School Award
for Primary Schools

Find out what’s involved

If you’re already using Emotion Works well across your school, or looking for implementation support to better engage with everything that comes with your Emotion Works package our School Award Page and Routemap can help you plan your journey and show you the way.

Nursery & ELC Training

Dates now confirmed for our 3-part series of live training sessions for Early Years Practitioners

Session 1: Tues 12 March – EMOTION WORKS FOUNDATIONS

Session 2: Tues 23 April – LANGUAGE & TALKING

Session 3: Tues 14 May – STORIES & SONGS

Emotion Works for Severe & Complex ASN

Our ASN work-stream focuses on developing resources and approaches for meeting the learning and wellbeing needs of pupils with Severe & Complex Needs.

Wondering if Emotion Works at a very early level would be meaningful for you and your pupils?

Book a meeting to Purchase your Package

Up until the October break we have a number of time slots available to book a personal meeting with our Programme creator and Director Claire Murray. During the meeting Claire will go over your package options and work with you to allocate resources and online membership access for your school, service or cluster.

Inservice Training

For Members at different Stages of their Emotion Works Journey

Planning your Inservice Days? Find out about the Sessions we’re delivering for our schools and members on the Scottish Inservice Dates.


  • Getting Started
  • 1-Cog-at-a-time
  • Whole School Approach
  • Primary School Award Information

ASN Launchpad Development

Support Sessions focused on Early and ‘Very Early’ Level Differentiation

Do you work with learners at ‘Early Level’ but with a very wide range of Communication and Learning needs?

Would you like to connect and reflect with others working with a similar population?

Find out about our series of Practice Support Sessions for ASN Teachers & Practitioners running between now and the end of the year.

Running August

For new and existing customers

New Customers – we’d be delighted to get you set up with your membership and resources for the session ahead.

If you’re already an Emotion Works Member – make the most of our sale to top up your resources for next session.

Use coupon 10%AUGUST at checkout.


The Emotion Works Literacy Programme has been running throughout the 2021-22 school session 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’ve loved seeing all of the Literacy links that teachers have been making and sharing on our social media platforms and we’re looking forward to collating and sharing the impacts of the programme with you all soon.


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.


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