The FRIENDS Programs are a suite of evidence-based, social and emotional skills programs designed to build life-long resilience in individuals, families, and communities. The FRIENDS Programs are endorsed by the World Health Organisation as best practice for the prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression.
The Programs are broken down into four age-appropriate modules:
- Fun FRIENDS (children between 4 and 7 years)
- FRIENDS For Life (children between 8 and 11 years)
- My FRIENDS Youth (for adolescents between 12 and 15 years)
- Adult Resilience (for everyone over 16 years)
One in five children and teenagers have an anxiety disorder. This may lead to inhibited personal development, academic underachievement, social isolation, and depression. The FRIENDS programs were developed to equip those undertaking the program with the skills necessary to not only manage and prevent anxiety but become engaged and thriving individuals.
In addition to being endorsed by the World Health Organisation, the FRIENDS Programs are proven to be effective in promoting social and emotional skills cross-culturally. The skill sets learned through FRIENDS are intended for long term use, and with occasional refreshers can be maintained for many years following the completion of the program.
South East Psychology CIC is a licensed partner for FRIENDS Resilience in the UK meaning we can provide training for facilitators as well as delivering the programmes to children, young people and adults.
For further information about the programmes see the FRIENDS website: https://www.friendsresilience.org/
View details about our next FRIENDS Resilience programme.
Contact us to enquire about training as a facilitator and to find details of upcoming courses.