Anxiety and Children

Description: A guide to understanding anxiety with explanations of different types of childhood anxiety including worries and fears, and as an educator how can you support them. The workshop will provide you with an opportunity to better understand what anxiety is and how does this present in our young people in relation to the different ages and stages of childhood development and provide some practical strategies and management techniques that will help you help your young people.


Learning to cope with anxiety, stress, and fear, whilst a normal part of our development, can be deeply challenging not only for young people but also for Teachers and parents.

This information session will cover:

  • Understanding the role of anxiety and normal childhood development
  • The signs and symptoms in your children
  • Types of anxiety disorders
  • What’s helpful and not helpful
  • Methods and strategies that can help manage anxiety
  • Relaxation techniques and tools, mindfulness, breathing etc.
  • Where to go for more information/help

Fact sheets, practical exercises and brochures are also included.


About the presenter:  Michelle, primarily an educator, has had over 28 years of experience working in the private and not for profit sector largely in the disability and mental health sectors. She has a strong background in management, community development, training, and development. Michelle is passionate about providing quality community education and service delivery for everyone. Michelle believes that we all have the responsibility to work better together to provide a more inclusive, responsive, and sensitive community service system.

Ms Graeber, for the past 14 years, has been the CEO of the Anxiety Recovery Centre of Victoria which is a leading state-wide information, support, and referral service for anyone living with an anxiety disorder in need of support including parents, families and professionals working in the area.

She has been actively involved in training volunteers, students, health, and mental health professionals liaise with schools and educators in the area of anxiety.  Ms Graeber has been over the years a strong advocate for the mutual self-help support model in the delivery of mental health programs for the consumer. She is a qualified suicide prevention trainer and advises at various levels of Government and Advisory Boards.

Event Properties

Event Date 21-Oct-2021 7:00 pm
Event End Date 21-Oct-2021 8:30 pm
Capacity 100
Available place 100
Individual Price Free