Friendship Group is an evidence-based group work programme that helps children who are experiencing difficulty making and keeping friends to develop the skills they need to interact appropriately with their peer group.
Friendship Group is about giving children a place to develop and practice the skills they need to form healthy friendships. This proven programme was designed in the United States and is rooted in a strong understanding of children’s development.
There are two different levels of Friendship Group:
Friendship Group is offered by many Barnardos projects and is delivered in both the projects and schools.
The ability to make and keep friends is a really important life skill for children to learn. Some children need an extra helping hand to learn these skills and this is what Friendship Group is for.
Friendship Group helps children to make and keep friends by teaching them about:
Friendship benefits children who:
Friendship Group is a fun, interactive programme where children get the opportunity and support to learn and practise the skills necessary to make and maintain friendships.