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 Clinical Psychologist Nimra Bilgrami will be running the kid's group. Nimra 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 Madeleine Berryman will be running the parent's group. Maddy 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.
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 3, 2021, Mondays
4pm - 5:30pm
Week 1: 12th July
Week 2: 19th July
Week 3: 26th July
Week 4: 2nd August
Week 5: 9th August
Week 6: 16th August
Week 7: 23rd August
Week 8: 30th August
Week 9: 6th September
Week 10: 20th September
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
The Place, Charlestown Square, in the Social Hall, limit of 20 people during COVID restrictions.
2 separate groups will run simultaneously, 1 for the parents and 1 for the kids.