Friends Resilience

SPACE NI are the licensed facilitators and trainers for Friends Resilience Programmes in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland


The FRIENDS programmes are Australian developed, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) based programmes, endorsed by the World Health Organisation, as best practice for the prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression, promoting resilience in families, schools and communities. SPACE NI became a licensed facilitator for Friends in Northern Ireland in 2019.


  • Fun Friends : Age 4-7
  • Friends for Life: Age 8-11
  • My Friends Youth: Age 12-17
  • Adult Resilience 18+


  • Improved confidence
  • Increased ability to cope with stress
  • Increased ability to cope with fear
  • Enhanced social skills
  • Improved ability to communicate better with adults
  • Boosted self esteem
  • Increased happiness and enthusiasm