‘FRIENDS for Life’ is an evidence-based anxiety prevention and resilience building programme. The 10 session programme complements the SPHE curriculum.  It helps students, aged 8-12 years, to develop resilience by teaching effective strategies to cope with the normal everyday challenges, including worry, stress, change and anxiety.

More information on the programme can be found on: www.friendsresilience.org.


Who should attend?


Class teachers, special education teachers, principals, will all benefit from attending training. Schools should, as far as possible, facilitate two teachers attending training, particularly if the programme is new to the school.


This training will be hosted via Zoom. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. See dates below 3pm-5:30pm

  • Thursday 27 January – FFL
  • Thursday 3 Feb – FFL
  • Thursday 10 Feb – FFL
  • Thursday 17 Feb – Fun Friends session – for those teachers who wish to be trained in Fun Friends as well as Friends for Life


Please register your interest here, you will then be emailed an application form to fill out and return to Drumcondra Education Support Centre.


If you have any queries, please email: sarahm@ecdrumcondra.ie