Cool Kids® - Anxiety Group (8-12yrs)

Cool Kids® is a family-based treatment program that provides children and parents with skills and strategies to help children manage their anxiety.
The details

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The Cool Kids program has been developed by Macquarie University and is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It has a focus on teaching practical skills to manage anxiety and the common challenges which arise during childhood.

The program focusses on the following areas:

  • Learning about feelings and anxiety
  • Detective thinking
  • Learning to think more realistically
  • Fighting fear by facing fear
  • Learning to solve problems
  • Building assertiveness
  • Dealing with teasing

Current results indicate that most young people who complete the program show significant improvement. Following the program, there are increases in school attendance, academic achievement, confidence, number of friends and involvement in extracurricular activities and decreases in worry, shyness, fear and family distress.

The Cool Kids program also has a parent component that equips parents with skills on how to support their child through anxiety.

Facilitators

Amrit Grewal Psychologist (Accredited facilitator)

Who

Children who are 8-12 years old and who have an anxiety disorder diagnosed, or present with symptoms of anxiety.

When

The Cool Kids group will be held on Thursdays 4-5:30pm which include both the child and parent sessions. The sessions will commence on Thursday 8th February 2024.

Where

The groups will be held at our Youth Psych Hub clinic in Castle Hill. Free on-site parking.

Cost

The cost is $108 per group session (1.5 hours) after the Medicare rebate is applied. Please note that each individual has access to 10 group session rebates on their mental health care plan. Contact our intake team for more information.

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