STEP-UPP is a program for developing the management of emotions, interpersonal, and decision-making skills. Adolescents may face numerous social, developmental, and academic pressures, including peer rejection, low self-confidence, confusion about self, impulsive behaviour, involvement in drugs and alcohol, and issues related to intimacy and sexual relationships.The group is designed for young adults from Grade 8 to Grade 12.

In addition we run a Tweens Programme for ages 8 – 12 years olds. Read more here.

Its aim is to help adolescents and teens develop their own toolboxes of effective behavioural strategies, or what we call “life development skills” strategies. They can use these skills to solve problems well into their adulthood, such as completion of their schooling and continuing onto university, maintaining important relationships, or keeping important jobs. STEP-UPP will help adolescents and tweens to acquire and practice these skills before making life choices that may have detrimental consequences. We are hoping that STEP-UPP will provide the tools and the strategies for helping adolescents and teens to manage difficult and emotional situations and to make better decisions when they are experiencing emotional distress.