Child & Adult Anxiety

Individual Psychotherapy offers you an opportunity to share and to explore the impact your issue is having, and how it may be freed up and even resolved for you.

Talking to Your Children About Scary World News

News reports of natural disasters, such as the Whakaari/White Island eruption and the Australian bushfires, can be overwhelming and unsettling for children. In this digital age, when it is almost impossible to shield children from upsetting news and information, it’s important that we communicate effectively with our kids to minimize negative impacts, to help them best understand, and to make them feel safe.

The UK Mental Health Foundation’s Talking to your children about scary news is a useful resource. It suggests communicating through open and honest conversations at home – letting children know the facts whilst discouraging over-exposure, and customising information to suit their age. Australian Psychologist Karen Young also suggests ways you can help children feel less anxious after news of a world event.

Hey Sigmund video library

This video suite is produced by Australian Psychologist Karen Young. Karen often appears on Australian radio, has published the kids’ book Hey Warrior and writes for Parenting Magazine in New Zealand.These videos tackle issues such as anxiety, stress and conflict, and provide advice from a positive psychology focus. The video library is divided into three sections – The Sunroom(for everyone), The Treehouse (especially for kids), and The Rooftop (especially for teens).

Werry Workforce – Wharaurau

The ​Werry Workforce website contains resources for infants,…