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About LifeSkills

LifeSkills Handbook is a site established and run by Clare Hanbury. Clare qualified as a teacher in the UK and began her career teaching 6-13 year old children in schools in Kenya (Imani school!) and Hong Kong (The Chinese International School). For many years, Clare worked for Child to Child based at the University of London’s Institute of Education where she worked to help embed a life skills approach to promoting children’s participation in health into government and non-government child health and education programmes. Clare has worked in many countries in East and Southern Africa as well as Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Yemen.

In 2013, Clare founded Children for Health, a British Registered Charity that provides 100 health messages plus accurate, engaging health information for those working or living with children. It aims to inspire teachers and others to use fun methods to mobilise children as health activists in their families and communities.

You may also be interested in lots of free health education resources that are aimed at educators of children and young adolescents.

The materials Clare co-creates with practitioners all over the world are practical and easy to use and this is because she began in the classroom and has lots of experience working with children of all ages and abilities. She also recognises how helpful it is for educators to have a few activities at their fingertips as long as you can be completely confident that the activities work.

Since it began in 2008, thousands have people have used our website and downloaded the LifeSkills Handbook. E-mails come in everyday about how the lifeskills activities are being used and adapted all over the world.

Click here to purchase the book.