It is important that kids can be kids, however, about one in ten kids have problems associated with ANXIETY which prevents them from doing things they would enjoy or makes them avoid places because they are too scared. Anxiety can cause emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and teenagers, which has an impact on their social, emotional and educational growth.
The Cool Kids program is a 10 session Cognitive Behaviour based therapy group which specifically targets children aged 8 years to 12 years who meet criteria for an Anxiety Disorder or who have high levels of anxious symptoms.
The Hummingbird Centre Psychologist Madeleine Berryman will be running the kid's group. Madeleine is an accredited Cool Kids provider. The children's program allows them to:
- Recognise emotions such as fear, stress and anxiety;
- Challenges their beliefs about those emotions;
- Encourages them to engage in avoided activities in more positive ways;
The Hummingbird Centre Psychologist Nimra Bilgrami will be running the parent's group. Nimra is an accredited Cool Kids provider. The parenting sessions are to enable parents to best support their children learn these new skills, to help them practice the new strategies in day-to-day activities.
The final catch-up session will be held in Term 2, Week 1 as a catch up.
Knowledge areas covered in the Cool Kids program include:
- Psycho-Education (education about anxiety)
- Identifying Anxiety and Relaxation
- Identifying and Challenging Thoughts
- Facing Your Fears
- Problem Solving
- Managing Bullying
Starting Term 1, 2021, Tuesdays
4pm - 5:30pm
Week 1: February 9th
Week 2: February 16th
Week 3: February 23rd
Week 4: March 2nd
Week 5: March 9th
Week 6: March 16th
Week 7: March 23rd
Week 8: March 30th
Week 9: April 6th
Follow-up: April 27th
Places Limited. A Psychologist will call you to discuss your child's suitability. Please call 0249460919 to register your interest.
$795 inc. tax.
- Initial interview
- 10 child group sessions
- 10 adult group sessions
A Medicare rebate of $22.35 is available per session to any child that holds a valid Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). This rebate does not affect the number of individual counselling sessions available on the same MHCP.
8 - 12years
2 separate groups will run simultaneously, 1 for the parents and 1 for the kids.