Group Name: The George Hull Centre – Fun Friends: Anxiety Group for Children

Description: The George Hull Centre for Children and Families offers a full spectrum of children’s mental health services to children from birth to age 18 and their families. The Centre, located in Etobicoke, is a non-profit charitable organization, governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors and accredited by Children’s Mental Health Ontario. There is no fee for service. The Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services provides 88% of The George Hull Centre’s annual funding. The rest comes from a variety of sources, including individuals, foundations and the corporate sector.

Fun Friends is an early childhood program developed by Dr. Paula Barrett designed for children from 4 to 7 years old. The group:

  • normalizes the emotional state of anxiety
  • builds emotional resilience and social skills development that will stay with young children for life
  • assists young children in developing life skills to effectively cope with difficult and or anxiety provoking situations
  • promotes self confidence
  • empower children, families and teachers
  • it induced play based activities such as role playing, puppets, games, stories, music and art

A concurrent parents group will be offered to support parents in dealing with anxiety with their children. Who should attend: children aged 4 – 7 years old.

Where: 81 The East Mall, Third Floor | Toronto, ON M8Z 5W3

When: 10 Thursdays: September 25 – December 11, 2014 (no group on Oct 16th or Oct
23rd). From 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Contact: Fadia Zakkak 416-622-8833 Ext. 258 | reachus@georgehullcentre.on.ca | www.georgehullcentre.on.ca

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