Worried or frustrated by your “big feelings child”?
Calm Kid Central supports children with emotional, social or life challenges to feel (and act) calm and cooperative – in their own homes, at their own pace.
How We Help
Access to Child Psychologists
Video Courses for Children
Over 20 animated videos on topics such as managing frustration, coping with worry, managing friendships and tricky "life stuff"
Articles and Helpful Printouts
Tip sheets, articles, activity sheets, practice sheets and discussion questions to help you and your child with "big feelings".
Our Child Psychologists are on standby to answer your questions – no waiting for appointments.
With access to our Question Centre, you can get answers from our experienced child psychologists within 48 hours.
Helping children learn to cope with negative feelings, act confidently and much more.
Our online animated videos courses are designed to help children with “big feelings”. Teaching them how to act confidently, stay calm, learn social skills and act co-operatively.
Click play to see snippets of some of our videos for children.
Teaching parents and carergivers to feel more confident and more effectively support children with big feelings.
Our child psychologists teach you what to say to your child when they are distressed, what to do to help them calm down and how to help them act in more co-operative ways.
Click play to see snippets of some of our videos for parents.
Information about families who use Calm Kid Central
Over 3000 parents/caregivers, and over 700 professionals have signed up for Calm Kid Central in the last 4 years. Of these members, 99% are from Australia with a child - on average - aged 7.5 years old.
We have measured (anonymously) approximately 120 parents/caregivers perception of their children's well being before and after 4 months of having access to Calm Kid Central. This data showed that:
94% of children (as reported by their parents) experienced a significant reduction in a) anxiety, worry and stress symptoms, b) difficulties managing frustration, following instructions and co-operation behaviours and c) attention and concentration problems after 4 months of being part of the program (using a questionnaire called the Paediatric Symptom Checklist).
In addition, on average, parents reported a statistically significant increase in parental adjustment and well-being during this time.
97% of parents said they believed Calm Kid Central had been either "quite", "very" or "extremely helpful" for their family
Of course Calm Kid Central will not be helpful or appropriate for all children. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information to know whether this program might be helpful for your family.
The Calm Kid Central Team
The Calm Kid Central Team is made up of a five person child psychologist panel, our community education officer and our admin and technical support team.
Our clinical child psychologists all have Masters degrees in psychology, have worked exclusively with children and families for between 8 and 22 years. We have work every day with children with diagnoses such as ASD, ADHD, learning disorders, sensory processing disorders and trauma. We also work with children who just need some extra support in managing tough life situations or their strong emotions.
We typically use a “third wave” cognitive-behavioural, systems and attachment approach to children’s mental and emotional health.
We have a number of coupons available for free membership.
If you are from the Gippsland region of Victoria (via Gippsland Primary Health Network), or the Metro region of Adelaide and have a health care card (via Adelaide Primary Health Network) you are eligible for one year of membership, free of charge.
To get your coupon emailed to you, enter your postcode in the “Request a Coupon” form and follow the steps.
Not from those areas?
Calm Kid Central access is $28.50 per month or $177.50 per year (save $164.50!). Click the Join Now button to sign up.
If you already have a coupon code, click “Join Now” below and enter your coupon when prompted.
Some comments from parents about the resources on Calm Kid Central are below. Please note these comments are specifically and only about the education materials in this program - the videos, articles and handouts (testimonials about regulated health services are not allowed under Australian Health Advertising guidelines)
I love the articles. They’ve given me good ideas to address topics with my kids, particularly regarding screen use.
The videos are so incredibly helpful and the worksheets are also a wonderful support. I am really grateful to have (these) resources to use. I have sung their praises to friends and teachers at our school. Keep up the superb work!
Thanks so much again - I have been listening to the parent videos again this week, what a marvellous resource. I am incredibly grateful.
Are you a therapist, teacher, child psychologist, allied health professional or another professional who works with children and families? The program and pricing listed above is for parents and personal use only.
But don't worry - we have a special program just for you: Calm Kid Pro.
It's designed to make your life as a professional working with children easier!