Does your child find it hard to make friends or suffer from anxiety in social settings?

The 8 week Recognising Emotions and Establishing Friendships (REEF) program helps children aged 5-7 and 8-12 years who struggle in social settings by providing personalised strategies to make them feel more comfortable and confident

For some children, social situations can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Social anxiety makes it harder for them to develop and nurture friendships and often leads to other behavioural, emotional or learning issues.

The REEF program provides you and your child with personalised strategies to reduce anxiety and to help them feel more confident and comfortable in social settings.

Program format

The 8 week program is run by a registered psychologist and co-facilitated by provisionally registered psychologists.

Parents and children attend separate 1.5 hour classes each week for the duration of the program.


$200 is payable at the first group session.

$20 due at the completion of the group for a final follow up session.

Available classes for 2018

5-7 year olds – Fridays 8:00am-9:30am from 20 July (last session 14 September)

5-7 year olds – Thursdays 3:30pm-5:00pm from 11 October (last session 29 November)

8-12 year olds – Fridays 3:30pm-5:00pm from 20 July (last session 14 September)


The REEF programs will be conducted at the Griffith University Psychology Clinic (Griffith Health Centre, Gold Coast campus). Level 4, G40 Building, corner of Olsen Avenue and Parklands drive, Southport 4222.

Find out more

Our friendly, highly-trained staff are available between 8am-4pm Monday to Friday. To find out more please call 1800 188 295 or email [email protected]