Making Friends With Worry – School Program

Making Friends with Worry is a fun and interactive educational program that explores worry and anxiety with primary school aged children. The program focuses on understanding and normalising worry as well as providing insight into what happens in our brain and body when we experience worry or anxiety.

The objective of the program is to help children to understand how worry affects us, and to learn strategies to utilise when worry persists. We explore how sharing our worries helps us to manage them, and we encourage help seeking behaviour. We give children the opportunity to practise calming strategies together within the session, with resources for teachers to help children consolidate their learning.

This program is delivered by Bronwyn, Community Health Nurse and Helen, Children’s Counsellor from CHIRP Community Health and is suitable for primary school aged children in year Kindergarten to Grade 6.

When is this course delivered?

This course in delivered in school, with Bronwyn and Helen attending the classroom at a time that is suitable for school and the students. We recommend a 30-minute session for children in years Kindergarten to Grade 2 and we recommend a one-hour session for children in grade 3 to grade 6.

What is the cost?

The cost of this program is $100.00 per hour.

How to find more information?

To book or to find out more information, please contact CHIRP Community Health on (03) 5479 1000 and ask for either Bronwyn Grieve or Helen Smith. Alternatively, you could contact Bronwyn or Helen directly on and

Making Friends with Worry – School Program is supported by Mount Alexander Shire Council.

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