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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 of increasing resilience and coping skills for children aged 8-11.

 

 

When: 

September Holidays Program (FULL)
5 days starting Monday 25th September to Friday 29th September.
Time: 12pm – 2pm
 
Term Four Program 
every Sunday for 5 weeks starting Sunday 29th October to Sunday 26th November
Time: 12pm – 2pm
 
January Holiday Program
5 days starting Monday 15 January to Friday 19 January.
Time: 12pm – 2pm
 
Term 1 Program 
every Sunday for 5 weeks starting Sunday 4th February to Sunday 4th March.
Time: 12pm – 2pm

Program Costs:

The cost of the program per child is $990, and $200 for parents to participate in Friends Support Parenting Sessions. To secure your child’s spot in the program, a $200 deposit is required.
 
Please note that FRIENDS Group Programs are not subject to Medicare rebates. 
Friends for life

How does this program help?

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:

  • Ability to understand own and others feelings
  • Ability to think more positively
  • Social skills
  • Confidence
  • Ability to relax
  • Ability to regulate emotions
  • Ability to engage in more appropriate behaviours

 

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