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Friends for life Program

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 to prevent anxiety for children aged 8-11.

Anxiety is a common disorder, affecting over 20% of children in this age group. If left unattended anxiety can severely impact a child’s development which then created problems later in life. Anxiety can cause constant worry about things close to a child such as homework, attending school camp and even non-local events that appear on the news such as natural disasters or pandemics. This anxiety can detract from learning and have a severe impact on development.

When:

Term One Program every Sunday for 5 weeks starting Sunday 19th February to Sunday 19th of March
Time:
 11:30am – 1:30pm 

April Holiday Program Monday 3rd – Friday 7th 
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm

Program Costs:

The cost of the program per child is $990, and $200 per participant in Friends Support Parenting Session. To secure your child’s spot in the program, a $200 deposit is required.
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How does this program help?

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.

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 brace 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 (talk about your feelings and care about other people’s feelings)
  • Relax (do “milkshake” breathing, have some quiet time)
  • I can try (we can all try our best)
  • Encourage (step plans to happy home)
  • Nurture (quality time together doing fun activities)
  • Don’t forget – be brave! (practice skills everyday with friends /family)
  • Stay happy and talk to support networks

 

Looking for more information?

Enquire about the Friends for Life program