Information sessions for primary school parents and teachers
Small Steps is a program that aims to raise awareness and improve the recognition of anxiety disorders in children. We do this by offering information sessions for primary school staff (teachers, principals, administrative staff) and parents.
Topics covered during the session:
- signs and symptoms of anxiety
- the different types of anxiety disorders and how they present
- evidence based treatments for anxiety disorders
- referral and treatment options
- stressors including COVID-19 and natural disasters
- Q and A
A Small Steps seminar will usually run for about an hour and can be held at your school, workplace or online. Sessions can be conducted before, during or after school hours. Sessions for teachers are usually held during staff meetings or on professional development days.
We were fortunate enough to have Julie present the Small Steps Anxiety Workshop at our school. […] The greatest message was that early intervention and treatment gave hope for those students suffering from anxiety. I’m planning to have [a Small Steps session] for our staff as I now realise that awareness and early recognition of anxiety are the key to positive outcomes. Thanks so much for your time and energy, Julie!”Katie Thornton Family Educator
St Agnes’ Catholic Primary School Matraville NSW 2036
Booking a Small Steps session
In person sessions
To book a Small Steps session for your school or parent group contact the Small Steps Coordinator, Julie.Leitch@wayahead.org.au or (02) 9339 6003
A separate presentation is run each for parents or for teachers.
1 session is $100 (for a parents or a teacher session)
Each additional session is $50 if held on the same day.
(parents and/or a teacher session/s)
The fees contribute to the costs of the program such as travel, presentation, and publication costs. Participants will receive: A trained presenter, a presentation booklet and useful handouts.
To book an online Small Steps session for your school or parent group contact the Small Steps Coordinator, Julie.Leitch@wayahead.org.au or (02) 9339 6003
Sometimes we will run online sessions that individuals can book into – Find a public Small Steps online session
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Small Steps in your workplace
We can run Small Steps sessions specifically for your workplace either online or in person – Enquire about a Small Steps Session for my workplace
An interview with one of our Small Steps facilitators
Hear from Merrick as he answers some of the most common questions that come up during a Small Steps session.