Cool Kids Program

A 10 week program for children 7-12 years with anxiety challenges.

Is your child…
🤐 Shy?
😟 A bit of a worrier?
😧 Fearful or sensitive?
😕 Slow to warm up to others?
😴 Struggling to sleep at night?
🧐 Avoiding things or places that make them anxious?

The Cool Kids® Program is a structured, 10 session skill-based program that uses a cognitive behaviour approach to teach children and parents how to better manage children’s anxiety. It involves both children and parents in a small group setting, focussing on teaching clear and practical skills. Developed by Macquarie University, our Cool Kids certified practitioners through each session provide information and opportunities to participate in discussions, games and role play activities.

🔆 Who is it for?
Children aged 7-12 and their parents (parent involvement is required for each session)

⇒ We need a minimum of 6 children in a group for it to proceed.

🔆 When?
Dates and times to be confirmed.

🔆 Where?
Unit 21, 363 Hillsborough Rd, Warners Bay

🔆 What to expect for your child?
✔️ Have fun and make new friends in a supportive environment
✔️ Learn new skills and have practice tasks to take home each week
✔️ Learn how to manage your anxiety so that it no longer stops you from doing the things you like!
✔️ Learn about feelings and anxiety.

🔆 Results of the program
The program has been running at Macquarie University since 1993 and has undergone continual scientific evaluation and development to include the latest understanding of anxiety and its treatment. Research results indicate that most young people who complete the program show significant improvement. Following the program, there are marked increases in school attendance, academic achievement, confidence, number of friends and involvement in extra-curricular activities and decreases in worry, shyness, fear and family distress.

🔆 Cost and funding available
The course costs $65 per session per child ($650 total for the program) and payment plans are available. There are no costs for parents to be involved. Participants can only register for the full program and not individual sessions.

💳 Medicare rebates
Children participating in the Cool Kids® program may be eligible for a total Medicare rebate of $220. To receive the Medicare rebate, participants must be referred by their GP, paediatrician or psychiatrist for ‘group treatment’ or ‘group parent management strategies’ under Medicare’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.

⇒ IMPORTANT – A minimum of 6 children need to attend each session for participants to be eligible for the rebate. This is why we aim for group numbers of 8-10 participants.

📝 NDIS funding
Children with NDIS funding may be able to use some of their plan funding for the program. Check with our admin team or your Support Coordinator to find out more.

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03 Mar 2020 - 12 May 2020




Beam Health Warners Bay Clinic
Unit 13, 363 Hillsborough Rd, Warners Bay
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