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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

Youth Matters

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In today’s world young people are faced with a whole host of stresses and pressures that did not exist for previous generations. Improving a young person’s sense of self and their relationships with others are vital in achieving success and helping them to cope effectively with their daily lives Teaching core competences such as personal responsibility, self-control and empathy as well as conflict resolution and cooperation have been well established as fostering a student’s self-esteem, which not only enhances school performance and classroom behaviour but creates caring and compassionate citizens for the future.

The workshops create a safe and respectful place for young people to express themselves openly and use activities such as discussion, role-play, art and more to create a toolkit of emotional and social skills for life.

Primary School Workshops

The Teenage Toolkit

Girls Today Series

Anti-Bullying Series