Friendship Works (part of Family Action)

Friendship Works (part of Family Action)

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  • Children / families

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We match children and young adults with volunteer mentors who, through quality friendship, give young people access to new opportunities, helping to build their self confidence and develop the resilience needed to manage adversity now and in the future. Since having a Friendship Works Mentor, 80% of young people we support said they felt happier and 76% of Care Leavers felt more positive about their future.


  • Improve children and young people’s social and emotional development through access to quality friendships – developing a greater ability to understand, manage and express feelings whilst making and maintaining positive relationships and attachments
  • Enable children and young people to view themselves in a more positive way providing a stronger sense of identify and an increased resilience – improving self esteem, confidence and sense of self control
  • Broaden young people’s horizons through access to new opportunities – having more fun, exploring new hobbies, interests and talents

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