FRIENDS Program in B.C. Schools

The Ministry of Children and Family Development is not renewing its licence agreement with FRIENDS Resilience Pty.  As of June 30, 2018, FRIENDS Program training and materials will no longer be available from our ministry.

The B.C. government remains committed to providing school mental health supports and resources. This is also a key priority of the new Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, which is leading the development of a child and youth mental health action plan that includes mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention activities. Work is currently underway – in partnership with the education sector, other ministries and stakeholders – to support a coordinated, inclusive and comprehensive approach to school-based mental health and well-being. Details will be provided as they become available.

For information about how to obtain FRIENDS training and materials in the future, please visit the FRIENDS Resilience website:

All other inquiries, please email