Group Learning

Group Learning

Are you worried about your anxious child?

Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in Australia.

Chances are, you may know already someone in your family  – a grown-up or even a child – who is affected by anxiety. You may aware at how the anxiety affects them socially, how it impacts their learning and enjoyment of various activities.

Did you know that untreated anxiety in childhood may lead to the development of depression in adolescence and early adulthood?

When we work with families just like yours, to increase the emotional resilience of children at a young age – before more serious emotional difficulties may occur – this can potentially prevent years of mental suffering.

We use a set of evidence-based group programs for the prevention and reduction of anxiety called FRIENDS Resilience.

Join us for Term 3 and learn practical ways to combat anxiety together as a family.

 

We can help your child to prevent and reduce anxiety.

We specialise in helping children from a young age build confidence and resilience in a fun, safe and supportive group environment. At the same time, we help parents/caregivers to address common childhood challenges and equip them with the skills and strategies to build resilience in their family. 

Your child will learn and practice social and emotional skills with children around their own age. It’s a wonderful opportunity to reinforce healthy ways to:
  • Self-soothe and self-regulate emotions
  • Handle bullying, identify and form positive friendships
  • Develop a more optimistic thinking style and challenge unhelpful thinking
  • Explore ways to problem solve and achieve realistic goals
  • Express gratitude and kindness to build self-esteem
  • Apply relaxation and mindfulness strategies
A combination of these social and emotional skills are effective in helping children enjoy and succeed in school, build and maintain positive friendships, as well as enjoy life to the full.

We help parents address common childhood challenges.

We help to building resilience in the family – not just in the child.

We work with parents and caregivers to address common childhood challenges and to equip them with skills and strategies to build resilience in their family. Parents have the option of learning in a group environment or in the comfort of their own home. By learning together, parents and caregivers have the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback in a safe and supportive environment.

Learn more about the Parenting Strategies workshop. Upcoming dates and locations can be found here.

 

We are experienced professionals and use evidence-based research.

We are a Licensed Partner of FRIENDS Resilience (previously known as The FRIENDS Programs).

FRIENDS Resilience is a set of programs focused on developing emotional resilience in children, adolescents and adults using an evidence-based curriculum.

FRIENDS Resilience was developed by Professor and Clinical Psychologist, Dr Paula Barrett, an internationally recognised groundbreaking researcher in child psychology. Dr Barrett had published widely in the areas of prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression as well as the promotion of resilience through her programs.

 

Group learning or home tutoring options are available.

 

Are you ready to build resilience in your family?

 

View the programs for early childhood.

 

View the programs for primary school students.

 

View the programs for high school students.