Monthly Archives: January 2016

Welcome To The January Issue Of Our PALS Programme Blog

Welcome To The January Issue Of Our PALS Programme Blog

Welcome to the first blog of 2016 with PALS Programme. We hope the start of the New Year is in on track and going well for you.
We have lots of news and updates for you.

IRISH TV & PALS Programme

Very exciting news and a super start to 2016!

PALS Programme was invited by Irish TV on 3rd of January to do an interview about PALS and give some insight to the positive impact PALS has had on teenagers and young adults.
Watch this space – we will let you know when the show is due to air!

February 2016 – TY Workshop – Part Two In Ratoath College

We are all set to return to Ratoath College next week to deliver part two of our TY Workshop to the four fantastic groups we met in December last year.

They were a very enthusiastic group of students who embraced the PALS Programme full on with our very interactive and engaging sessions.
We are also very excited to see who maintained their daily Gratitude Journal over the last two months! Awards have been promised.

TY EXPO 2016 –Attention All TY Co Ordinators

In February all secondary schools will receive a TY Update magazine from TY Ireland with details of all programmes available for Transition Year Students including PALS Programme.
We are delighted to support TY Ireland in this magazine and we look forward to connecting with you all in September 2016 for the TY Expo.

Another First For PALS Programme

PALS Programme Workshop For Parents – Effective & Positive Communication With Teenagers

Are you a parent of a teenager or young adult?

Would you like to understand how effective positive communication skills can be for yourself?
Would you like to understand how effective positive communication skills can be with your teenager or young adult?

Details of our 3 hour workshop coming soon.

Contact for more information or to register your interest.

PALS 4 Week Programme For Leaving Cert Applied 5th year students – January 2016

We are delighted to get the new year off to a great start and return to Ratoath College again to meet up with the current 5th Year students.

We love the opportunity to connect with students as they move through the academic years in school.
One of our core aims in PALS is to build continuity within a school where we get to meet students in First Year, then in exam years and if they do Transition Year we have the opportunity to spend 4 weeks with the students. This allows areas of measured growth in the personal development and life skills aspect of a students’ time in second level education.
Within our 5th year programme we have added a new module which focuses on helping to prepare students for work experience, interview skills and CV prep.

We feel when students can build their self-confidence, resilience and self-belief through developing their positive communication skills they are in a better position to secure either work experience and/or part time employment.
We are looking forward to hearing how the students get over the next two weeks at their work experience!

We will return in three weeks to do a follow up and assist with their part-time work going forward.

Academic Year 2015-2016/ 2016/2017 PALS Programme Structure

Would you like PALS Programme in your school?

Contact us for more information and we will be happy to discuss all the options available to you including costs and diary availability.

Secondary School Programmes

PALS Programme for TY Students – 4 week Programme
PALS Programme for 5th and 6th Year LCA Students – 4 week Programme
PALS Programme for 1st Year Students – Workshop
PALS Programme for Student Mentors/ Leadership – Workshop
PALS Programme for Exam Students – Workshop
PALS Programme for Teachers – Workshop

All our standard PALS Programmes are adaptable to individual school needs so if you would like a PALS Programme specific to your year group then please contact us.

Primary Schools

PALS Programme for 6th Class Students – Workshop
PALS Programme for 5th Class Students – Workshop
PALS Programme for Teachers – Workshop

Third Level Education

We are very excited about moving forward and expanding PALS Programme into third level education especially for first year students in college.

We are developing a programme at the moment and plan to launch it for 2016/2017 students.

If you are a lecturer or student in third level and you would like more information please contact us on

One to One PALS Programme for Teenagers and Young Adults Continues To Grow

We are so happy to see the awareness and understanding of our PALS one to one programme growing with parents and guardians.
HQ is receiving several calls a week from parents enquiring about how PALS may help their teenagers or young adults.
PALS Programme has been designed to focus on many areas where challenges are faced.

The programme is adaptable to individuals and groups and will focus on bringing about positive changes in many areas. Sometimes a challenge which seems small and insignificant to an adult can actually be very overwhelming to a 12 or 13 year teenager. Often the process of taking time out to look at positive experiences, strengths and attributes, can often help a teenager focus on all their good skills and in doing so they feel confident to grow and progress in other areas which they find more challenging. Often the very act of taking time out to review our progress and development can be just the very activity which is needed to bring about positive changes in our lives. This one small change can have a very positive knock on effect and bring about big changes in several areas including school, social skills and general mental health and well-being.

We have seen huge positive results almost immediately with our one to one clients. The sessions are tailored to the client and therefore can focus on the core areas of concern. Many students feel such a positive impact on their day to day lives that they want to continue maintaining this well into the future.

Sessions are delivered over 3, 6 or 9 sessions depending on the needs of the teenager or young adult. The process of the weekly or fortnightly sessions allows time for the student to introduce new habits and complete the weekly action plan.
All in all the overall result is very very positive!

Recently we have seen an increase with difficulties around managing anxiety and panic. Using the core principals of our PALS Pyramid we are finding that our clients are coping better with an understanding of how their thoughts are connecting to their feelings and by remember to change their challenging thoughts into positive thoughts they see an improvement in how they feel which in turn leads to more positive and proactive actions.

If you would like to know more about how our PALS Pyramid might help you or your child with any areas of concern, worry or anxiety then please contact us via email or call 086 8094924.

Big congrats to all our one to one clients who have embraced the PALS Programme both positively and proactively.

PALS Programme Interview Preparation Coaching

Do you have an interview coming up?
A good CV will get you the interview but you will get yourself the job!

Being prepared and confident when attending an interview is immediately noticed by the interviewer and connecting on a personal level from the beginning can really help in securing your new role.

Interview Prep Coaching will help you focus on your self-belief, your confidence and will give you the ability to put yourself forward in the best possible way.

This coaching takes about 90 minutes and well worth the investment as the success rate of securing a new job is extremely high.
In the last 6 months we got feedback from the 14 clients who came for Interview Prep Coaching to say they secured the job!
We are super happy with these results and wish all our clients every success in their new careers!

PALS Career Coaching Programme For Teenagers and Young Adults – continues to go from strength to strength!

Here is a lovely testimonial from a client who recently did the PALS Career Coaching Programme.

“I am delighted to say I attended two interviews recently and was offered both jobs after completing the PALS Career Coaching Programme with Bee. My confidence is growing every day and I feel happier in general in all areas of my life. My family have even noticed it. Time with Bee helped me focus on my strengths and qualities, even though I am only 19, I now know I have a lot to offer an employer. I have decided to continue sessions with PALS One to One focusing on my plans for college and increasing my network of friends. I feel less shy and ready to approach social activities in a more positive and confident way. Thank you so much Bee.” David, Student.

This programme helps teenagers and young adults on the beginning of their career journey whether they are looking for a part-time weekend job or ready to embark on full-time employment.

The programme runs over three one hour sessions to help with all the preparation needed to get onto the career ladder.
The first session focuses on CV preparation. A full tailored CV will make all the difference and will secure an interview for the student. The second session consists of interview preparation looking at areas of positive communication, confidence and an ability to promote the best of yourself. The final session will focus on post interview analysis allowing feedback and a plan of action going forward. The success rate of job offers for students is gaining momentum and we are really happy with the results to date!


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Have a super month

Thank you