Friends for Life is a social skills and resilience building program that is recognised by the World Heath Organisation for over 12 years of comprehensive research and as an effective means of increasing resilience and coping skills for children aged 8-11.
Anxiety and stress is common, potentially affecting over 20% of children in this age group. It can be displayed as heightened emotions regarding homework, friendships, attending school camp and even non-local events that appear on the news such as natural disasters.
FRIENDS for Life can reduce anxiety by giving participants the tools they need to cope in stressful and challenging situations. The program also provides strategies to improve a participant’s social skills, anger management, ability to focus, confidence, problem solving and the ability to relax and regulate emotions. While the program teaches participants to cope with their feelings, it also provides tools to recognise the feelings of others. Most importantly, FRIENDS for Life aims to help children choose helpful behaviours, to be resilient, mindful, happy and brave as they transition to their teenage years.
Friends for Life is proven to reduce anxiety and give participants the tools they need to cope in stressful and challenging situations.
Friends For Life also improves:
Friends for Life uses the FRIENDS acronym to help children remember the concepts they learn throughout the program.