Learn More - Social Skills - GPHN - Calm Kid Central

Worried or frustrated about your child’s difficulties with making or keeping friends, ability to resolve conflict, experience of being “left out”?

 

Our psychologists support children to feel calm about friendships, learn to get along with others (and develop deeper friendships) and to learn good social skills – in their homes, in their time.

How We Help

Access to Child Psychologists

Our qualified Child Psychologists are on standby to answer an unlimited number of your questions and concerns.

Video Courses for Children

Over 20 animated videos on topics such as Making Conversation, Responding to “Mean” behaviour in others, Coping with Lonely Times, Acting in positive ways, Following Tough Instructions, Getting to Sleep and other 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 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.

Who has used Calm Kid Central - and did it help them?

Over 3500 parents/caregivers, and over 800 professionals have signed up for Calm Kid Central in the last 4 years.

94% of children (based on 120 respondents) experienced a significant reduction in worry and stress symptoms, difficulties managing frustration and co-operation behaviours and attention and concentration problems after 4 months of being part of the program.

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. Contact us if you would like more information to know whether this program might be helpful for your family.

Who are we?

Our clinical child psychologists all have Masters degrees in psychology, and have worked with children and families for between 8 and 22 years.  We still work every day with children with diagnoses such as ASD, ADHD, learning disorders, sensory processing disorders and trauma - as well as with children who just need some extra support in managing tough life situations or their strong emotions.  


Is a family ready for Calm Kid Central?

Family life is busy!  But in order to benefit from the program, it is essential that parents/caregivers are able to commit to 15-20 minutes at least once a week to watch the video lessons with their children, help them complete the activities and games and to watch and read the parent/caregiver lessons. 

Learning more about a child and tracking their progress

Parents/caregivers - we will ask you to fill in questionnaires about your child at the beginning and 4 months into the program - you will get an email with your child's results and can track your own progress.  

Join Now!

We have a number of coupons available for free membership.

If you are from Gippsland Victoria, Gippsland Primary health Network have funded free access for one year.

Please enter your postcode in the “Request a Coupon” form and follow the steps.

Not from those areas?

$5 for a month and then $28.50 per month after that (cancel anytime). You can also have access for a year for $177.50 (save $164.50)

If you already have a coupon code, click “Join Now” below and enter your coupon when prompted.

Some comments from parents/caregivers (posted with their permission) about the resources and lessons on Calm Kid Central are below. Please note these comments are specifically and only about the education materials (the videos, articles and handouts) in the program, as testimonials about the Question Centre/regulated health services are not allowed under Australian Health Advertising guidelines.

Really helpful! My son had significant anxiety and my daughter experiences lots of big feelings but with the videos and tip sheets I feel so much more confident that I have strategies to help them!

….the videos are so incredibly helpful and the worksheets are also a wonderful support…keep up the superb work!

The videos for children have been helpful for my son. He likes watching them. We have been able to use some of the ideas in talking to him about issues and behaviour.

Very helpful to work through problems with emotions that arise as my 6 yr old navigates his first year of school and manages new friendship groups and challenges.

Very helpful with the videos I’ve been able to show my kids. It can sometimes explain things better than I can. our son especially liked the ones about understanding anger.

Very helpful. Great resources and the animated lessons for kids are very clear and my son is happy to watch them when asked and has been able to understand the message it’s sending.

My older daughter …loves watching the videos…(she found them) comforting and watched them many times over. She also used the worksheets and kept them next to her bed to use when she was feeling sad….I would definitely recommend this resource to other families with children needing some emotional support.

A very helpful resource, accompanies what is learnt in therapy sessions. Another positive tool to help kids, rather than just parents input, it adds more weight.

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.

I have found the content ….and the posters with my children helpful for both me as the parent and the kids. …I feel as though by reading the content I am able to understand my children's perspective more and be more empathetic towards them.

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! 

** Important **

Please do not use your full name or email address so you can ensure any questions you ask on the Question Centre are anonymous to other users.

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