Welcome… to skillsworkshop, the home of free adult literacy, numeracy and Functional Skills resources since 2001.

The site was redeveloped in 2011 and had a major upgrade on 28 September 2018. New items are added regularly and there are now more than 2000 free Functional Skills and Skills for Life resources.

The about pages describe the history of the site, the benefits of registration, and explain how you can contribute.

Using this site ( click here to visit site )

The site has a powerful faceted search function: try typing something into the “Search” box at the top right of every page and then filter by author and type (resource or external link).

To look for specific curriculum topics in a given subject area use the tabs at the top of every page, such as the blue Maths tab. Then use the Maths search box  (left hand side) and/or filter the resource list by level, maths topic and/or resource type.

You can see our 500+ resource contributors and follow the links to their information pages to see lists of all the resources they’ve contributed.

Free Teachers mental health and wellbeing pack

How can this resource support teacher wellbeing?

This Staff Wellbeing Positive Mental Health Resource Pack is the perfect way to provide resources for all school staff to explore ways in which they can support their own mental health and wellbeing, as well support the wellbeing of others, during challenging times and always. 

This resource pack is an informative and easy-to-use bank of resources which will support positive mental health and wellbeing within the staff team.

Why is it important to look after staff mental health?

Looking after staff mental health ensures staff can be the teachers students need. Teaching is a demanding job in which so much is given to others, it is therefore essential that staff are encouraged to take care of their own wellbeing.

This pack contains a range of ready-to-use activities, training presentations and feel-good resources that will help all in school to develop knowledge, skillls and understanding to enhance wellbeing and look after their mental health.

Click here or the picture for the web page

Free Mental Health and Wellbeing Resource Pack

Mental health and well-being are extremely important topics for both employers and employees to consider and actively encourage. However it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to implementing strategies.

This free course has been designed as a resource pack full of tips and advice to help an individual’s mental and well-being. Click here for more details

This resource pack includes information on a wide range of different topics; from stress management to work-related mental health to tracking indicators of mental health such as sleep.

This resource pack uses multiple learning methods including:

  • e-Learning content
  • Online videos
  • Online articles
  • Book recommendations
  • Activity websites
  • Only resources such as a sleep tracker and internal stress test

This resource pack aims to cover to address a wide range of mental health and wellbeing topics to provide learners with a well-rounded understanding of their mental health and the relevant tools

Great site for secondary School children on Citizenship and Work

The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA, is an international programme that helps you develop and demonstrate your digital, enterprise and employability skills for free.

What is a badge?

iDEA badges are short interactive online modules, created in consultation with industry experts that you can access for free.

You can do iDEA badges


The more badges you collect, the more points you earn towards Awards.

How to protect your mental health in lockdown (bbc.co.uk)

The United Nations has warned that the pandemic could cause widespread mental health issues, echoing similar warnings from medical professionals in recent weeks.

The BBC put together a piece last months on how to protect your mental health during a lockdown. Here’s the advice in a nutshell, but do click here to read the full story.

  • Stay connected with people
  • Avoid a burnout
  • Limit your news intake and be careful what you read
  • Take breaks from social media