Friends resilience well-being warriors (8-11 years)
2nd Floor, The Connect Building
1 Moor Terrace
Tyne and Wear
The well-being warriors program is a 10-hour intervention-based program, with each session taking approximately two hours. In addition, there is a two-hour parent/guardian session which must be completed prior to your child starting on the program. Building on from better buddies, well-being warriors (friends for life) is a social skills and resilience building program that is an effective means to manage anxiety for children aged 8-11.
Anxiety affects everyone; it can cause constant worry about things close to a child such as homework, attending school outings, and even non-local events that appear on the news such as natural disasters or pandemics. The inability to manage these anxieties can lead to an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are common, affecting over 20% of children in this age group. If un-managed, anxiety can severely impact a child’s development and their ability to learn, which can then create problems later in life.
Well-being warriors is proven to;
- reduce anxiety
- give participants the tools they need to cope with stressful and challenging situations
- improve participants’ social skills
- improve the ability to focus
- develop self-confidence
- develop the ability to relax
- develop the ability to regulate emotions
Using approaches drawn from cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and the positive psychology movement, this workshop teaches participants how to recognise and cope with their feelings.
Please note - only those who have registered with us to attend can take part in this event. Also, the parent session takes place before the event and attendees are informed of the date when booking.
The program is ran by a qualified counsellor who is certified by Friends resilience to run our Friends programmes. She has a vast amount of experience in working with children and young people individually as well as in groups.