Resilience Programs

Resilience Programs

The Friends Resilience Skills have been used worldwide for more than 30 years and have been endorsed by the World Health Organisation as best practice for the prevention of anxiety and depression.

Our Resilience Programs are delivered by trained facilitators and designed to build resilience, self-esteem and emotional skills to overcome anxiety and barriers to social integration. All our Resilience Programs are FREE.

Fun FRIENDS is an evidence - based program that helps build the social and emotional skills of young children by using fun, play-based group activities. By learning resilience skills early in their development, children build confidence in managing their feelings and coping with life’s challenges and nurtures positive relationships with family and peers. This program for children 4 – 7 years.

FRIENDS for Life is a social skills and resilience building program that has been recognised by the World Health Organisation as an effective means to prevent anxiety for children aged 8-11. It is proven to reduce anxiety and provide participants with the tools to rise to life’s challenges, and make the most of setbacks and adversity. FRIENDS for Life also improves participants’ social and emotional skills, ability to focus, confidence, and the capacity to relax and regulate emotions.

The Youth Resilience Program is a social skills and resilience building program that has been recognised by the World Health Organisation as an effective means to prevent anxiety for young people aged 12-15. The skills learnt empower youth to deal with stressful situations and provide participants with the tools to rise to life’s challenges, and make the most of setbacks and adversity. It also helps develop self-confidence, and problem solving skills.

The Adult Resilience for Life program provides positive coping and resilience skills for those aged 16+. The human brain is capable of constant change and it is never too late to learn new positive skills. The Adult Resilience program, is also taught to parents to increase their resilience and coping skills and ensure that the FRIENDS “language” is be spoken at home.