Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the amount of children struggling with mental health, life and emotional challenges. The Women’s and Children’s Hospital have had an increasing number of children presenting to their A&E with mental health needs. Calls to the national Kids Helpline 5 to 9 year old contacts have increased by 80%.
Unfortunately, it is not always easy to access mental health support for children. There are long waiting lists for face to face services. And sometimes families don’t always want or need a face to face service.
Online program for 4-11 year olds
Calm Kid Central is an online program for 4 to 11 year old children with mental, emotional, social or behavioural health needs – or life challenges. Funded in part by Adelaide Primary Health Network, it is available FREE for children in metropolitan Adelaide who have a health care card.
If you have a child of this age who gets frustrated easily, finds it hard to follow instructions, worries a lot, finds it hard to make or manage friendships, has been through tough life situations or has other emotional, social, behaviour or life challenges, then Calm Kid Central might be able to help your family.
Nearly 5000 families and professionals have signed up for membership to CKC in the last 4 years. 94% of children had significantly less worry, stress, frustration, and problems with co-operation, attention and concentration after 4 months of being part of the CKC program. 97% of parents said they believed Calm Kid Central had been either “quite”, “very” or “extremely helpful” for their family.
Calm Kid Central does three things:
- HELPS CHILDREN ‘WITH BIG FEELINGS’ FEEL CALM, CONFIDENT AND CO-OPERATIVE
Courses, video lessons, interactive games, activity sheets and posters to teach children to act bravely, behave in positive ways, act confidently, develop good friendships and manage tough life situations.
- PROVIDES FAST ACCESS TO A CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST ONLINE
Tell our child psychologist panel any concerns/questions you have about your child, or ask any questions without waiting for appointments. We answer within 48 hours.
- HELPS PARENTS/CAREGIVERS FEEL CALMER AND MORE CONFIDENT AND KNOW WHAT TO DO
Video lessons, articles & “quick tips” for parents to help feel less stressed about caring for their child with “big feelings”—learn what to say and do.
For more information:
calmkidcentral.com and click JOIN NOW.
If you have a health care card, use code ADELAIDEMETRO. If you don’t have a health care card, use code FIRSTMONTHFREE to try out for free.