Worried or frustrated by your “big feelings child”?
Our psychologists support children to act and feel calm and cooperative – in their homes, in their time.
How We Help
Access to Child Psychologists
Video Courses for Children
Articles and Helpful Printouts
Our Child Psychologists are on standby to help – no waiting for appointments.
With access to our Question Centre, you can get the answers you need from our experienced Child Psychologists. All your questions and queries are responded to within 48 hours.
We help 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.
We teach parents and carers to feel more confident and effectively support kids.
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.
So does Calm Kid Central really help?
Over 3000 parents and carers have signed up for Calm Kid Central in the last 3 years.
Analysis of the data collected prior to and after 4 months of having access to Calm Kid Central shows:
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.
In addition, on average, parents reported a statistically significant increase in parental adjustment and well-being
97% of parents said they believed Calm Kid Central had been either "quite", "very" or "extremely helpful" for their family.
This data was collected from over 100 families on measures called the Pediatric Symptom Checklist and the Parent and Family Adjustment Scale. It's important to know while most families reported finding the program very useful, it is not helpful or appropriate for everyone - so contact us if you'd like more information.
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 and are fully registered and accredited by APHRA. We are also passionate about children’s well being.
We 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 who use our online Calm Kid Central program are below for your information (please note these are from parents who use Calm Kid Central - not from those who have seen our psychologists face to face in our clinics - comments about direct psychological services are not allowed under Australian Health Advertising guidelines)
I am always excited to get the Calm Kid Central emails with the "video of the week". They always contain pearls of wisdom.. Your work is my "go to" when something new pops up for my kids.
- S. Evans
Easy to apply suggestions and ideas, and the cartoon format makes the information understand and applicable.
We watched the mean behaviour video altogether and afterwards practised (with much hilarity) all the different scenarios you posed for dealing with mean behaviour. Fantastic!! Thankyou. Just perfect specific tips that can be enacted immediately and that can be easily remembered. We had a lot of fun - I don't think they will ever be forgotten. Thankyou SO much. So practical and helpful....really appreciate it.
I love the articles. They’ve given me good ideas to address topics with my kids, particularly regarding screen use.
Really helpful! My son had significant anxiety and my daughter experiences lots of big feelings but with the videos and tip sheets from CKC I feel so much more confident that I have strategies to help them!
I've been able to relate to the solutions and language used in all the videos, - they seem to suit me and my level of understanding and ability to implement/follow through etc.
The videos are so incredibly helpful and the worksheets are also a wonderful support. I am really grateful to have resources such as yours to use. I have sung your praises to friends and teachers at our school. Keep up the superb work!
My children love watching the videos. There are some great parenting tips I have been able to refer to, so thank you very much!
Thanks so much again for everything. I have been listening to the parent videos again this week, what a marvellous resource. I am incredibly grateful.
I use the knowledge I have gained from CKC everyday and feel more confident in my parenting. My children have enjoyed and benefited from the videos and sheets. We're getting there!
Relevant, down to earth, common sense advice. Great resource, appreciate voucher as on low income.
Everything! The videos are super helpful in explaining concepts (both to myself and children) and the question centre has been great too. I really like the handouts as well. All in all it's an invaluable resource for professionals working with families.
"Calm Kid Pro has been excellent - you know something is a quality program when teachers are still using it a year later"
Principal, Catholic Primary School, Victoria
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!