anxiety

Anxiety is a common problem amongst children and adolescence. In fact, it’s estimated that around one in 14 children struggle with anxiety, making it likely that there’s at least one or two in every classroom.  This is even more true now, given the unprecedented uncertainty and worry that the Read more

While some sense of normality has returned to our lives, families are still facing uncertainty day to day. This is especially true for our children. The year has thrown a lot of new challenges at them. They’ve had to manage concerns or anxieties about the COVID-19 situation, adapt to a whole new way of learning, cope with social distancing from friends and extended family, and are now needing Read more

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children's Book Author  © Learning Links   Many parents are no strangers to the dreaded after school meltdown.  The temper tantrums, fighting, uncontrollable crying, emotional exhaustion, refusal to follow directions, and physical outbursts that follow a hectic school day can be exhausting for everyone involved.  This Read more

By Katherine McFarlane, Registered Psychologist What is resilience? Resilience is a subject that parents often ask about particularly when their child struggles with school, self-esteem or maintaining friendships. This article will explore the factors which need to be present to build resilience in children and practical strategies for parents and Read more

Anxiety and Depression Anxiety and depression are common concerns in childhood and adolescence. Most children learn to cope with a range of normal fears and worries, such as the dark, loud noises, storms, and monsters. Anxiety becomes a concern when it stops children from participating in activities at school or socially; when the fears and worries seem out of proportion; or if Read more

Dr Danielle Tracey, Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Western Sydney University Our children and young people live in a busy, complex and rapidly-changing world. Sadly, it is estimated that up to one in five children experience mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Today in Australia, across preschools, Read more

How we can support your school As a not-for-profit charitable organisation with almost 50 years' experience in helping kids learn Learning Links can assist your school to effectively support children, young people and their families to overcome learning difficulties. We work collaboratively with your school, to help children and young people learn and reach their full potential. We Read more

We offer counselling services for parents, carers, and family members as required, to cope with a range of concerns that may be affecting your child. There are many issues that can cause parents stress and anxiety, including: establishing structure and routines in the home managing difficult behaviours communicating effectively with your child Read more