FRIENDS RESILIENCE

We are the licensed facilitators and trainers for Friends Resilience Programmes in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

IMPACT OF FRIENDS

21,280

hours of home based practical family support

90%

of parents reported improved home-life as a result of SPACE NI intervention

100%

of children reported improved home-life as a result of SPACE NI intervention

Background

The FRIENDS programmes are Australian developed, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) based programs, endorsed by the World Health Organisation, as best practice for the prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression, promoting resilience in families, schools and communities. Bolster Community became a Licensed facilitator for friends in Northern Ireland in 2019.

Programmes

  • Fun Friends : Age 4-7
  • Friends for Life: Age 8-11
  • My Friends Youth: Age 12-15
  • Adult Resilience: Age 18+

Outcomes

  • Improved confidence
  • Increased ability to cope with stress
  • Increased ability to cope with fear
  • Enhanced social skills
  • Improved ability to communicate better with adults
  • Boosted self esteem
  • Increased happiness and enthusiasm

Watch our short video on the Family Support Hub for more information