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by Lorraine Foy, Provisional Psychologist Learning LinksAnxiety and DepressionAnxiety 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 Read more

Kenneth Rigby, University of South AustraliaIn Australia approximately one student in five is bullied at school every few weeks or more often. Many of these students suffer serious emotional and psychological harm, such as Read more

Dr Danielle Tracey, Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Western Sydney UniversityOur 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

Adequate social language skills are essential for academic, social and vocational success.Since the 1980’s, parents and professionals alike have become increasingly aware that effective non-verbal and verbal skills such as starting, maintaining and ending a conversation, expressing emotions, dealing with conflict or understanding humour are not always easy tasks for children with pragmatic Read more

Take Action Anxiety Management & Social Skills ProgramChildren are taught a range of strategies in the Take Action program via a 6-step ACTION plan.Each letter in the word ACTION stands for a skill children learn.This is a program which provides children with clear, practical skills to manage anxiety and improve their social Read more

How we can support your school As a not-for-profit charitable organisation with over 40 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 Read more

We offer counselling services to adults, parents and family members as required to assist with a range of concerns including:anxiety depression parenting issues relationship issues stressWe utilise a number of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Brief Solutions, Narrative Therapy and Acceptance Read more

Some children struggle with emotional and social development which can impact on learning and friendships. Our psychologists work with children and families using evidence-based therapies to address concerns such as:Anxiety, depression and low self-esteem Poor social skills AD/HD and difficulties making transitions Dealing with family separation Read more