CUP launches programme to promote children's socio-emotional skills

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 16:55

In April, the University Psychology Clinic (CUP) will launch a programme to promote socio-emotional skills in children between the ages of 8 and 11.

Called "Sou Capaz!", the programme aims to promote socio-emotional skills such as self-awareness, self-control, assertiveness, self-esteem, responsible decision-making and social awareness through a dynamic and active approach.

"These skills are important predictors of mental health and are essential for children's emotional and social well-being," says Lurdes Veríssimo, co-author of the "Sou Capaz!" programme and coordinator of the University Psychology Clinic.


The sessions take place on Saturday mornings and begin in April

The programme costs €100 and consists of 7 sessions held on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

The sessions will take place on 13 and 27 April, 11 and 25 May and 8 and 29 June 2024. There will be a seventh follow-up session to be scheduled at a later date.

The programme will run with a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 participants. Registration is now open and will close one week before the start of the programme.

Parents who need more information can contact CUP at

"Sou Capaz" follows on from "Ser Capaz!", a socio-emotional skills programme developed by Lurdes Veríssimo, Isabel Castro and Marisa Costa as part of the APRENDER COM TODOS project, funded by the European Social Fund.