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‘Very enjoyable course and has helped me a lot, especially with my own confidence and reaching out to my children in a positive way.'
Parent
‘I learned how to listen more, to respect your fellow classmates and not let your anger get the better of you.’
Boy (12)
‘I have learned to think before I say anything when talking to my kids. I am also learning to listen better.’
Parent
‘It was very interesting and entertaining, great stories, taught me to think about my choices.’
Teenager
‘I found the course very useful as Clare distinguished many ways of handling conflict as well as ways of communicating effectively.’
Parent
‘We learned how to express our feelings and how to control our anger and stop our fighting.’
Girl (12)
‘The course helped me to listen more and stand back, not to shout, to be a lot calmer.’
Parent
‘I learnt not to put myself down. I felt good about myself afterwards’
Girl (14)
'I really enjoyed doing the role-plays and learned how to stand up for myself and my friends'
Teenager (13)
‘What I found most useful was the tools to be able to listen to your child and how important it is to the child.’
Parent
‘I gained an understanding of how teenagers think and I am learning to stay calmer and have more patience with my daughter. My eyes were opened to a lot of things I was not aware of.’ Parent

Primary School Workshops

Transfer to Secondary School

Children experience mixed feelings about transferring to secondary school. This workshop focuses on giving young people the skills and confidence to make the move easier. Topics covered include hopes and fears, friendships, bullying, peer pressure and getting organised.

Self Esteem

Everyone wants to feel good about themselves. In this workshop young people learn to identify and talk about their personal strengths, interests and abilities as well as learning techniques for maintaining self-belief and confidence, particularly in stressful situations.

Managing Emotions

Being aware of their emotions helps children to understand themselves better and change behaviours if needed. Students will learn to identify & manage difficult feelings; as well as recognising how their behaviour is driven by their feelings,  teaching them how to exercise positive choice in that process.

Social Awareness

This workshop encourages young people to show understanding and empathy for others. It highlights the impact of their behaviours on others and encourages a more positive peer interaction by helping them see situations from another’s perspective. It also focuses on helping students to accept and celebrate similarities and differences among classmates.

Friendship Skills

In this workshop students will learn how to build and maintain healthy friendships. They are encouraged to identify and discuss various responses to conflict situations they experience in their friendships & peer relationships and decide on and practise responses that are the most appropriate or acceptable.

Personal Responsibility & Decision-Making

Students learn about taking responsibility for their actions and to recognise the consequences of their actions for themselves and others. The session also teaches a framework for positive decision-making that children can apply to situations in their lives.

Girls Hurting Girls

The aim of this programme is to equip girls with an understanding of peer aggression; what it is and how it impacts and affects their lives. Girls will explore what friendship is and learn skills and strategies for building healthy and inclusive relationships. The programme can be delivered as 6 x 1 hr weekly sessions or 3 x 2 hr sessions and the areas covered include:

  • Friendship – what makes a good friend
  • Rights & Responsibilities in friendships
  • Friendship weapons that girls use
  • Roles played out in friendships
  • Healthy behaviours in relation-ships
  • Building self-esteem & empathy

Girl Power

This introductory session focuses on the hurtful behaviours girls use in their friendships. It challenges the girls to take responsibility for their own actions and explores healthy alternative behaviours that girls can use in their relationships.