Each patient with an active Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) is entitled 10 rebated group sessions, alongside their individual plan, from Medicare each calendar year. The participants receive a workbook to assist in treatment and to provide them a copy of resources for future reference.

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BUTTERFLIES

We're offering an amazing program called BUTTERFLIES for girls aged between 5-7 year olds. This group therapy focus is on anxiety and resilience, to equip young girls with skills to help with facing their fears. The focus helps build wisdom, confidence and ‘grit’ in the playground. The program is written by Rochelle Masters and is a generic, skill-based program suited for both clinical and non-clinical girls. Register interest below.

About the program co-coordinator

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The ‘COOL KIDS’ Program

A program put together by the Macquarie University Anxiety Research Unit. Each year, lots and lots of kids learn skills to help them manage their worries. We find that once kids learn what anxiety is, and what can be done (accompanied with practicing their new skills) they start to worry less, and are able to do the things that use to be quite difficult.

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Mindfulness Classes

Globally, there is a growing interest in the benefits of mindfulness and mindfulness training. Mindfulness training and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is increasingly being used as an adjunct to a range of psychological and medical-based therapies to enhance mental well-being. There are a number of diagnoses for which mindfulness is considered to be particularly beneficial. Mindfulness training may also have restorative and preventative health benefits.

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BULLFROGS

This group therapy focus is on anxiety and resilience, to equip young boys with skills to help with facing their fears. The focus helps build wisdom, confidence and ‘grit’ in the playground. The program is written by Rochelle Masters and is a generic, skill-based program suited for both clinical and non-clinical boys. Ages 5-7.

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"CHILLED" for Teens

An Adolescent Anxiety Program designed to tackle difficulties teens have with nervousness, tension and fears. “Chilled” aims to build skills, reduce distress and prevent avoidance of situations and ultimately to face fears. The program aims to encourage families to be independent of professionals, and adolescents to be independent of parents in terms of knowing how to support themselves and cope with anxiety. We find ways to set goals, and maximize strengths and skills. This program is also available for teens that struggle with depression, in a similar format.

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FIFO Families on the Swing

'FIFO Families on the Swing' is a program that addresses the different aspects of all things FIFO and the demands it places on families in our local community. This program is seen as a resource for families experiencing difficulty with aspects of the FIFO lifestyle and looks to address and problem solve aspects identified as problematic.

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DRUMBEAT

We're running a new program called 'DRUMBEAT' (Award winning program) for young boys ages 9 to 12. Held during school term, this group therapy focus is a powerful and effective program incorporating hand drumming, behavioural therapeutic principles and cognitive and dialectical elements. Accredited DRUMBEAT Facilitators teach the program. Contact our office for more information.

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Sunflowers & Sad Days

'Sunflowers & Sad Days' is a grief program written for children and parents negotiating and recovering from grief. We talk to schools and families around the difficult grief process and the community recovery journey.