Friends for Life/Fun Friends Programme Print

Friends for Life/Fun Friends has been an important part of the SPHE programme in St. Brigid’s BNS for the last few years. This year the boys in Ms.Connally’s class completed the Friends for Life programme. Many thanks to the Parents Association who kindly support the running of this programme by providing the necessary resources.

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.