Welcome to Resilience Kit.
We can help you and your child:
- Build resilience
- Prevent and reduce anxiety and depression
- Enhance social and emotional intelligence
- Manage and reduce stress in school, the workplace and in relationships
Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebates may apply for your child.
Anxiety in the family?
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“It was very good to do this as a group with other families who may be facing the same challenges. Knowing the concepts that the children are learning is useful as it means we can practice the language and techniques together as a family. We learnt new skills, knowledge and techniques. Our son also made new friends and so did we.”
Family of 3, Wattle Grove
“Great program for the whole family reminding us how important it is to slow down and focus on what it is to be a family. Children enjoyed every part of it and appreciated me attending a parallel parent program. Great hand on, practical ideas for children that are easy to implement in daily life.”
Family of 4, Brentwood
“My girls have found the program beneficial to learning skills to regulate their emotions. The strategies used in the course will be able to be used throughout the years. I have seen their emotional confidence develop over the last week. Thank you.”
Family of 3, Landsdale
“I enjoyed this experience because I learnt new things that I will use later in life.” Cade*, 14
“This course was very helpful for being more positive towards not so positive things.” Matt*, 14
*Names have been changed for privacy and confidentiality.
EVIDENCE-BASED RESILIENCE PROGRAMS
Do you ever think that we could overcome many of life’s hurdles if only we had developed social and emotional resilience from an early age?
Like many Perth parents, we can sometimes be concerned about the social and emotional wellbeing of our children. If a child experiences constant or excessive worry or fear about normal, everyday activities or uncontrollable events, this can affect their learning at school and their quality of life.
It can be really helpful for children to develop social and emotional resilience from an early age. It can be even more helpful for children if these skills are practiced in different environment and reinforced by parents/caregivers. This is a really neat way of helping children cope with and overcome anxiety.
ANXIETY IS THE MOST COMMON MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION AUSTRALIA
If we already know that one four Australians suffer from anxiety, shouldn’t all children benefit from strategies to improve their social and academic performance, learn ways to form healthy friendships and increase their ability to focus on the here and now instead of worrying about the past or fearing the future?
PARALLEL PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Learn the same language, at the same time and strengthen resilience in your whole family.
“A great ‘family’ course. Doing it together puts us all on the same page as to how to ‘do’ and we learnt together. We have a lot of work ahead of us but I feel we have learnt good strategies to model as parents and support each other to be resilient. Not always easy as lots of changes to make and a life long journey but we have skills to help us all.”
Family of 3, Palmyra
As a Licensed Partner, Resilience Kit brings FRIENDS Resilience (previously known as The FRIENDS Programs) to Western Australia delivered as a double intervention for children and their parents/caregivers. FRIENDS Resilience is a series of evidence-based programs developed by Professor and Clinical Psychologist, Dr Paula Barrett to prevent and reduce anxiety and depression.
The Resilience Kit team includes psychologists, trained program facilitators and psychology students to teach children practical and useful ways to cope with their emotions and practice their social skills in a supportive environment.
The success and effectiveness of the Programs is largely dependent on the involvement of the primary caregivers. This is why we deliver the intervention in parallel for the child and their parents/caregivers to strengthen resilience in the whole family. Click here to read how the Programs have already helped many Perth families.
FRIENDS Resilience is committed to evidence-based research in all aspects of the Fun FRIENDS, FRIENDS for Life, My FRIENDS Youth and Adult Resilience: Strong not Tough Programs. FRIENDS Resilience has gained acknowledgement and recommendation by the World Health Organisation, having achieved over 20 years of comprehensive validation and assessment across several countries and languages using rigorous randomised control studies. As an effective anxiety treatment and prevention intervention, FRIENDS Resilience has gained international recognition amongst health and education professionals and is widely used in over 20 countries.
The author of FRIENDS Resilience, Professor and Clinical Psychologist Paula Barrett published the world’s first family treatment randomised control trial for anxiety in 1996. Since then, Professor Barrett and her research team have published more controlled trials for childhood anxiety than any other group in the world.
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