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STARTS 21st Feb- Thursday and Tuesdays

A 6-week interactive program for teenagers aged between 12-17 which aims to empower young people to make positive choices and develop the skills necessary to stay safe in situations in and out of the school setting. The program uses a variety of modalities including playing social skill board games and role-playing potentially dangerous situations to assist with generalizing to wider social situations. The group is run by a Psychologist with experience in working with people that have difficulties with making safe choices in social situations. The group is a small size, maximum of three people to allow for a suitable learning environment.

This is a 6-week program covering the following topics:

  • Recognising peer pressure and how to respond to it (Alcohol use, Smoking, Shoplifting)

  • Recognizing when people are taking advantage of you and how to respond

  • Taking other people’s property and reflecting on how it feels for the person whose property was taken

  • Cyberbullying and how to respond to it

  • Handling unpleasant feelings when people say unkind words

  • Responding to a friend that offers you a lift but has been drinking

  • Responding to request by a group of boys to go behind a building with them

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Programme Descriptions

NDIS clients approved under improved daily living. Total cost for private attendance is $354 paid in advance.

If you wish to book for this group program, please complete the below form. You will then be sent details on what is needed to secure your place.

Group therapy programs like the Social Skills groups rely on participation & engagement from all participants, the more you become involved, the more likely you will benefit. Missed sessions can affect the group atmosphere which is an important component of group therapy, therefore, a commitment from the participant & their support network to attend every session is required. Except for emergencies or sickness, cancellation without 24-hour notice will incur a cancellation fee in line with NDIS guidelines and PODDSS policy.

PoDDSS will show you the same consideration and respect by providing you with 24-hour notice if your program needs to the postponed or canceled, except in situations of illness or emergencies.

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