‘Fun Friends’ and ‘Friends for Life’ are school-based anxiety prevention and resilience building programmes developed by Dr. Paula Barrett in Australia.
Friends programmes helps students to develop resilience by teaching them effective strategies to cope with, problem solve and manage all kinds of emotional distress, including worry, stress, change and anxiety. Skills learned throughout the programme help students both now and in later life.
The programme is run by trained facilitators for 10 weeks in 1st and 4th class each year.
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