The way young people learn to make friends affects their mental health now and the way they interact with people as adults.
Charlie, 17, sums it up well, “We are antsy; we are cliquey; we are sick of friends, but scared to make new ones.”
The last 18 months have been complicated and challenging for young people. They need the support of good friends and people who care about them. Now is the time to help them build those relationships.
This Dignity Focused Webinar will be led by young people and facilitated by experts to address:
- What do young people find challenging about their current friendships?
- Is there something especially hard right now about making new friends?
- How much do adults need to know about the specifics of a young person’s friendships to give them good advice?
- How should adults talk to young people about advice?