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Social Skills/Peer Relationships

Intervention – Peer Relationships; Building Social skills/ What makes a good Friend

Friendships and the lack of friends can create a number of problems in young people. Comprehensive school is a period of a young person’s life when they start to move away from family as being the most important people in their life and friends feature more prominently.

 Not being able to make friends or not knowing how to make friends or where you fit in, can be highly impactive. It can contribute to anxiety, academic problems, depression, behavioural issues, and more.

Building strong friendships can build self-esteem and can help young people gain the confidence to face their problems and develop coping strategies.

Like many adults, young people often discount their strengths, while focusing on negative experiences and weaknesses. If you find yourself saying the following things

I feel like I don’t know anyone; I do not have any confidence; I don’t feel like I am good at anything; nobody likes me… and you are worried about your lack of friendships and your response to situations is not allowing you to make friends or keep friendships. Then complete the form with the booklet and we will arrange a chat with you and advise you on the support available to you.