Seeking participants for a study about the fear of public speaking

The Centre for Emotional Health (CEH) is recruiting for a project to discover the best ways to reduce fear of public speaking in children and teenagers.

The CEH is looking for children aged 8-12 who are afraid, anxious or nervous about speaking in public, with their caregivers invited to accompany them.

The study will require three visits to the CEH. Participants receive a free two-hour treatment session and $50 upon completion of the research trial.

The study involves:

  • Initial assessment: A CEH researcher will contact you by phone to ask you some questions about how your child has been feeling lately.
  • Treatment session: Your child with be asked questions about their fears, followed by a free two-hour treatment session at the CEH.
  • Post-session: Your child will participate in a one-hour session at the CEH one day after treatment, to assess how their fear of public speaking has changed.
  • Follow-up session: One month after the treatment session, your researcher will contact you by phone to ask how your child has been feeling since the session. Your child will also attend a one-hour follow-up session at the CEH.

More information about the project may be found on the CEH website.

To participate, please contact our friendly team at or on (02) 9850 8596.

Ethics approval number: 52022514737414






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