Cool Kids Anxiety Program

Cool Kids Anxiety Program

About the Cool Kids program

There are a range of different types of anxiety experienced by children and teenagers including finding it difficult to be away from parents, being extremely shy, worrying about what others think of them, avoiding social and school activities (e.g. speaking to people, class presentations) or worrying a lot about everyday matters, potential dangers and the future. Sleep difficulties, headaches, nausea and difficulty breathing can be part of these feelings. Many children experience more than one type of anxiety. To learn more about the different kinds of anxiety, please see our fact sheet.

The Cool Kids Program is a world renowned skills-based program that teaches children (including teenagers) and their parent(s) how to better manage anxiety. The program has been running at Macquarie University since 1993 and numerous research studies have found that most young people who complete our programs show significant improvement. Topics covered in the program include:

  • Learning about feelings and anxiety.
  • Learning to think realistically.
  • Parenting an anxious child.
  • Fighting fear by facing fear (stepladders).
  • Learning coping skills such as building confidence or problem solving.

Cool Kids at Macquarie University

There are two ways in which the Cool Kids program can be accessed at the Centre for Emotional Health Clinic which is located at Macquarie University in North Ryde (Sydney, Australia). These are:

  1. Through our research and training subsidised program where the costs of assessment and treatment are subsidised as they involve participation in our research and because the services may be conducted by a provisional, registered or clinical psychologist; and
  2. Through our full fee paying service.

To learn more about the Cool Kids Program at Macquarie University please see the Cool Kids Flyer.

To register for the program please click the registration button below.

Cool Kids Registration

Content owner: Centre for Emotional Health Last updated: 12 Aug 2020 11:15am

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