7/88 Boundary Street, West End, Q 4101
PH: 0424 007972

Friends for life

Give your children the best toolbox of skills for primary school

About the Friends for Life program

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 is proven to reduce anxiety and give participants the tools they need to cope in these stressful and challenging situations. Further to anxiety treatment, this program also improves a participants social skills, ability to focus, confidence, and the ability to relax and regulate emotions.



Our programs are delivered at our clinic at 7/88 Boundary Street, West End. 


Term 1 2024 Program FULL
 every Sunday for 5 weeks starting  Sunday 4th February – Sunday 3rd March
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Term 2 2024 Program FULL
 every Sunday for 5 weeks starting  Sunday 28th April – Sunday 2nd June (break for Mother’s Day)
Time: 1pm – 3pm
No Programs in Term 3 this year
Term 4 2024 Program ENROLMENT OPENS 1st August 2024
 every Sunday for 5 weeks starting  Sunday 13th October – Sunday 10th November
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Email reception@pathwayshrc.com.au to be added to the wait list for these groups. 
Program Costs
The cost of the program per child is $990, and $200 for parents to participate in Friends Parenting Sessions. To secure your child’s spot in the program, a $200 deposit is required.
Please note that the FRIENDS Group programs are not subject to Medicare or Private Health Rebates.
Sibling and returning client discounts are applied.
Parenting sessions run on Day 1 and 2 of the programs. 
Friends for life

How does this program help?

Friends for Life teaches participants to cope with their feelings and the feelings of other by training them to think more positively and to relax and regulate their bodies. Friends for life also teaches confidence and ways to tackle problems which helps build self esteem as participants start to solve problems they would have previously shied away from. Most important Friends for Life enables participants to be happy, smile and be brave which helps them easily transition to their teenage years.


Friends for Life uses the FRIENDS acronym to help children remember the concepts they learn throughout the program.

  • Feelings 
  • Remember to relax
  • I can try my best
  • Explore solutions & step plans
  • Now reward yourself
  • Do it every day
  • Smile and stay calm


Looking for more information?

Enquire about the Friends for Life program