All groups are facilitated by experienced disability staff. They are a great opportunity to be involved in a structured social program within a safe and non-judgemental environment. We aim to increase social development and to foster an inclusive and creative culture, to actively participate in the community. Parents have the opportunity to receive resources and advice on strategies relating to issues that may be of concern with a carer support environment. Through attending a regular group both parents and children are able to build a supportive network of both formal and informal supports.
Due to COVID Restrictions we are not currently running face to face groups. We plan to return to this in Term 4. We do however offer online social groups for kids to play Dungeons and Dragons and an online parents peer to peer support group.
Current Online Groups
Dungeons and Dragons Social group online
This groups is for 10 year olds through to adults. No experience playing needed. Make friends while you learn how create characters and stories, problem solving and maths skills, role playing, conflict resolution and creative play. If you are interested in having a free trial of this group please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the centre.
Thursdays from 10:30-11:30am online
My Time group for Parents and Carers is a facilitated peer to peer support group online that includes some formal content and social interaction with other parents and carers. To join this group, please email email@example.com.
Wednesday (starting Term 4) from 4:00pm-5:30pm
Westmead Feelings Program 1 (WFP1) is for 6-12 year olds and supports the child to understanding and recognising emotion, how to express the intensity of emotions, problem solving and perspective taking whilst up skilling parents to be emotional coaches. This group is facilitated by Chloe Southern (Provisional Psychologist) and Kate Linsley (Intern Behaviour Support Therapist)
Thursdays (starting Term 4) rom 4:00-5:00pm
Boys and Girls social groups. Alternating Thursdays (so every second Thursday) these groups are offered to 7-11 years old and then 11-14 years old. These groups are designed to increase social communications, develop problem solving skills, build self confidence, provide a safe space to be themselves plus it will be Fun!
If you would like any information regard these groups or to enquire about availability please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 4736 2202
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During School Holiday programs the LPF runs social skills program’s as well Music therapy, art sessions and more! Stay updated by subscribing to our newsletter or by following us on Facebook!