8 June is Empathy Day

Together let’s raise an empathy-educated generation

Imagine a world in which every child has the chance to learn more about empathy and develop the empathy skills they need to thrive and contribute. Empathy Day on 8 June is a brilliant way to inspire young people to develop their empathy superpower, and change the world for the better - more details at @EmpathyLabUK and www.empathylab.uk.

TAKE ACTION NOW! There are some wonderful, free Mission Empathy resources and activities which you can use from now onwards. Do register for your resources which will help you organise a powerful day with a lasting impact.

Choose toolkits for your setting - Early Years, primary or secondary school or public library. bit.ly/EDay23Registration. A free downloadable family activities pack is also available at empathylab.uk/family-activities-pack-2023

Mission Empathy makes learning about empathy fun and creative - five pivotal activities encourage key empathy skills such as perspective-taking and listening skills empathylab.uk/mission-empathy-challenge.

Each is supported by powerful resources like Empathy Superpower Glasses, a Listening Switch and Empathy Resolution bunting. On 8 June, leading authors and illustrators model the same five empathy-boosting Mission Empathy activities, in the online Empathy Day Live! festival.

Features include a national assembly with Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho and powerful contributions from Cressida Cowell, SF Said, Jacqueline Wilson, Frank Cottrell Boyce and many more. You can watch live, streaming the sessions into classrooms, or use the sessions afterwards. Full programme here www.empathylab.uk/empathy-day-live.

Check out our feature on 2023 Read for Empathy book collection from the EmpathyLab

Read our collection of 40 Children's Books to Inspire Empathy