A good friend shows that they care about you by their words, thoughts and the way they act. It is important to learn what things make a healthy friendship and what things make an unhealthy friendship. Being a great friend to someone and having a friend who is caring and kind to you, makes you feel happy and good about yourself.

Healthy Friendship Week is part of the Joy of Love, a framework for the preparation, formation and support of marriage and relationships in the Archdiocese of Sydney.  In the context of our Catholic teaching, and through enjoyment and shared experiences, children will develop further knowledge, skills and strategies for making and maintaining strong, healthy friendships.

Here are some useful sites to help parents/carers support their child/children build and maintain healthy friendships:

The activities and games on this site aim to provide fun opportunities for children aged between 5 and 12, to learn more about the importance of having positive friendships.