Our team of professional and experienced psychologists offers presentations and group programs for families and schools.
School and community programs
Our mental health preventative talks to students, parents, teachers, health care clinicians and community members on topics such as adolescent development, recognising and responding to mental health problems, bullying, stress management, self-care and communication.
Time: 45 minutes – 1.5 hours
Managing HSC Stress: A Guide for Students
This is the longest running and most popular of all our programs. This presentation, delivered to the whole year group, educates senior students about the impact of stress and teaches a three step approach to stress management to help them better manage stress associated with the HSC.
For students in Years 8, 9 and 10, this presentation delivered to the whole year group teaches junior students about stress and how to better manage stress in a school context.
Managing HSC Stress: A 4 week program
For senior students who are having problems with stress at school, this small group program runs over four sessions and gives participants the opportunity to learn and practice more detailed stress management techniques. This program is based on cognitive behavioural principles and run at the Centre or in schools.
Taking Charge for Teenagers: An 8 week program
The Taking Charge program is run in small groups for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who are experiencing high levels of stress or symptoms of anxiety or depression. The program runs at the Centre or in schools for eight weekly sessions and aims to teach participants a range of coping strategies to help them manage some of their personal challenges.
Time: from 1 – 1.5 hours
Adolescent Mental Health: A Guide for Teachers
Mental health problems are very common in adolescents however they can be difficult to detect and have a significant impact on a student’s behaviour and attitude at school. This presentation reviews the common mental health problems, details how teachers may identify these problems and discusses appropriate measures for teachers to take when working with such students.
“She stares daggers at me and it hurts like hell”. The Effects of Indirect Bullying on Adolescent Mental Health
This presentation provides a brief overview of various behaviours that constitute indirect bullying and discusses the effect on adolescent mental health. Individual and school-based programs and strategies to help combat this difficult to detect type of bullying are also discussed.
Cyber Bullying: Prevalence, Profiles and Help Seeking
This presentation for teachers reviews what is currently known about cyber bullying, discusses current research and provides practical strategies for dealing with cyber bullying.
Steps to Psychological Wellbeing
This ninety-minute, interactive seminar educates participants about the effects of stress and teaches straightforward strategies to improve psychological wellbeing. Please note, this program is designed to assist teachers to improve their personal psychological wellbeing, not that of their students.
Time: 1 hour
Managing HSC Stress: A Guide for Parents
Often parents find the HSC just as stressful as their children do! This presentation reviews challenges senior school students face in addition to the HSC, discusses typical adolescent responses to challenges and details strategies parents can use to assist their adolescent (and themselves) to get through the HSC in a manner as stress free as possible!
Cyber Bullying: A Guide for Parents
(primary school and high school versions available)
Similar to the cyber bullying presentation for teachers, this presentation reviews what is known about cyber bullying and discusses strategies for dealing with cyber bullying in the home environment.
We have a long history of developing programs on demand. If you have a particular program in mind, please contact us so we can discuss the possibility of a custom-designed presentation or program for your school.
Given the length of school talks can vary, fees can be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Phone: +61 2 9514 4077
Fax: +61 2 9906 3825