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1. Encourage open dialogue Sometimes when we are trying to support children we turn away from distressing events, believing this will ‘protect’ them. In truth, not talking about things can lead to children worrying even more. Sure, they may not want to talk about it, but...

Play Therapy Melbourne are offering two Group Therapy programs over the January school holidays. The Social and Emotional Well Being Group Therapy Program` For 5-8 years olds and 9-13 year olds (or older if your teen is interested!) The program will cover: Managing feelings, Being resilient, Managing conflict,...

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL WELL BEING GROUP THERAPY Play Therapy Melbourne is offering a Social and Emotional Well Being Group Therapy program to children of all ages. The program will cover: Managing feelings, Being resilient, Managing conflict, Making friends, Cooperation, Relationship skills, Self-awareness, and Responsible decision making. When: The...

Physical abuse injures both the body and the psyche of a child. In addition to physical injuries, children can suffer emotional, behavioural and social consequences. Low self-esteem, impaired social skills, learning problems, an “an impaired capacity to enjoy life” are just some of the consequences...

Child neglect happens when someone does not provide the necessities of life to a child, either intentionally or with reckless disregard to the child’s wellbeing, This can include physical neglect, such as withholding food, clothing, shelter or other necessities. Emotional neglect includes withholding love, comfort...

Children who are angry are often deeply sad. Rather than feel a vulnerable feeling like sadness, they express anger. Play therapy can help children who have angry and aggressive behaviours.   Why do some children use angry and aggressive behaviours? Angry, aggressive and bullying behaviours help some...

Helping children with grief can be daunting for adults, but there are a few simple things you can do to help. Children can experience grief from a very young age. For example, even very small babies can be impacted by the loss of a parent....