Monthly Archives: January 2017

Welcome To The January Issue Of Our PALS Programme Blog

Welcome To The January Issue Of Our PALS Programme Blog

Hello again from PALS Programme and we hope 2017 has started well for you all.

It has been all go in PALS Programme HQ so far this year and we have lots of exciting updates for you.  We hope you enjoy our first blog of 2017!

Latest Updates From PALS Programme

PALS Programme is now on Snapchat!

Late last year we extended our social media presence and joined the phenomenon that is snapchat.

It has been a big hit with the students especially the students in First Year. If you check out the PALS Programme facebook page you will see some snapchat posts with students.

#snapchat #filters #selfies.

PALS Programme PEP Workshop – another first for PALS

As we get the new year off to a productive, busy start we have launched a new addition to PALS™ Programme with the P.E.P Workshops for exam students. The first Positive Exam Preparation Workshop is for Leaving Cert Students takes place on Sunday 5th March 2017.

We hope to run a workshop for 3rd year students for Junior Cert preparation so watch out for updates on social media.

Over the last few weeks we have spoken to many students who are feeling overwhelmed about the state examinations in June. The focus of this workshop is to look at a positive, manageable study and revision structure to help students balance potential challenges at this stressful time.

The workshop will focus on effective time management, stress management, PALS™ Pyramid, wellness – emotional, mental and physical and how to apply a Positive Mental Attitude in the run up to exams.

To book your place please contact us on

 Youthreach Programmes

We were delighted to return to Kells Youthreach in December to end 2016 on a high and deliver the PALS Programme ‘Christmas Gratitude Journal’

This was another first for PALS and the students really enjoyed the workshop. They created wonderful Gratitude Christmas Trees and even got to complete a Gratitude Cheque!

If you manage a youthreach centre and would like to bring PALS Programme into your service then please contact us on 

Business In The Community

We returned in October 2016 and delivered another workshop to Business In The Community as part of our corporate and community responsibility. This is always a great opportunity to give back to the community.

Our PALS Programme  ‘Interview Preparation Workshop’ was delivered to 8 participants to help them prepare for returning to the work place.

We will return later this year to deliver this workshop again with new participants on their return to work programme.

Talk About Youth Project – another first for PALS

We had two fantastic days in September and November delivering the PALS Programme Positive Assertive Communication workshop to participants in the Steps To Success Programme with the Talk About Youth Project in St Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

This brilliant project was for young adults aged 17-24 years and focused on bringing about knowledge and life skills to enable them to seek employment.

We covered areas of positive communication, interview and work experience preparation and personal responsibility.

A big shout out to this group who were lively, interactive and very engaging!

Academic Year 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 in 2017 for first year students.

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

Understanding The Power Of Positive Communication With Teenagers & Young Adults

 A PALS Programme Talk For Parents

We are delighted with the interest from parents, teachers and parent associations for our PALS Programme Talk For Parents.

If you are a parent or teacher who feels this talk would benefit the parents of students in your school then please contact us for more information and to book a talk for your school.

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 three months we got feedback from the 9 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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Until next time,

Thank you